Spanish newspaper Marka reported that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski panicked on Thursday when he was robbed on his arrival at Ciudad Deportiva before Barcelona’s afternoon training session.
While the fans were waiting for the players to arrive as usual, a man took the opportunity to open the door to the co-driver in Lewandowski’s car and a watch worth 75,000 euros was stolen right from his wrist and they tried to steal his phone, according to the Spanish newspaper Sport.
The thief took the watch with the orange strap and hid it under a tree. Lewandowski himself tried to get the watch back after the accident and chased him in a car, but got into a minor accident.
Later, the police managed to apprehend the perpetrator and return the watch to the Polish assailant, and they stayed there until six o’clock in the evening.
‼️| Today Robert Lewandowski was robbed of a watch worth 70,000 euros.
🔸The Polish striker stopped to take a photo with 3 fans, but a 4th person appeared and stole his watch.
🔹Leva tried to return the watch himself, but the thief disappeared. pic.twitter.com/zcihHjbHu7
— infosfcb (@infosfcb) August 18, 2022
The newspaper notes that the incident did not prevent the striker from training normally before Sunday’s match with Real Sociedad.
Lewandowski moved to Barcelona for €45m last month from Bayern Munich after helping the German team win several titles, including eight titles in the German league and the Champions League.
With the Bavarian team, he scored 344 goals in 375 official matches, broke the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the German league, and won the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice.