It’s a dangerous time to be a celebrity. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a gang of burglars. According to ESPN, the famous soccer star was with his wife and children at his home in Casteldeffels when a group of armed robbers broke in. In addition to various firearms, the criminals also had iron bars at their disposal. During the burglary, Aubameyang suffered serious facial injuries, most urgently a broken jaw. On August 31, Aubameyang took to Twitter to address the situation. “Hey guys, thanks for all the messages,” wrote the professional athlete. On Sunday evening, some violent cowards broke into our home and threatened my family and children just to steal some things. They hurt my jaw but I’ll recover in no time and thank God no one else was physically hurt.”
According to David Orenstein, a football correspondent, Aubameyang’s injuries could affect a current deal he is negotiating. “Aubameyang Intense talks about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona to Chelsea continue today. Complicated by 33-year-old’s broken jaw during a home robbery – expected to be out for a few weeks. Loan is also being considered,” Orenstein tweeted.
While the details of this robbery are still unfolding, we know a little about what exactly happened.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his wife were handcuffed
Although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his family escaped without life-threatening injuries, the whole ordeal sounds very traumatizing. ESPN reported that the burglars handcuffed Aubameyang, along with his wife and children, when the burglary took place. According to a report by El Pais (via the Daily Mail), the thieves forced Aubameyang to empty a safe filled with jewelry and other expensive goods after gaining access to the property by sneaking into the garden. Then, once inside, they stormed the place with guns and metal bars. Before the criminals escaped in a white Audi, they hit Aubameyang in the jaw with a metal bar and hit his wife, Alysha Behague, in the head.
Despite the injuries, the same report said Aubameyand and Behague declined medical treatment to avoid further frightening their children. At the time of going to press, the suspects are still at large. After Aubameyang’s home invasion, his team moved him and his family to a luxury hotel.
Although there is no confirmed relationship, Aubameyang’s incident came just a week after his teammate Robert Lewandowski suffered the loss of a very expensive watch during training.