Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly been the victim of a violent robbery at his house in the Spanish city in the early hours of Monday morning – with several armed men breaking in and beating him.
El Pais report that at least four men climbed into his garden at the complex in Castelldefels and threatened him with firearms and iron bars – and the crooks escaped with jewels after gaining access to the player’s safe.
Aubameyang – who joined the club from Arsenal in January – was assaulted by the men in front of his wife Alysha Behague, the report claims, with the criminals escaping in a white Audi A3.
The 33-year-old has been with Behague for more than ten years after meeting while the player was at AC Milan. Both have been left with minor injuries after being attacked by the gang. They were left to lie on the floor for an hour in front of their two terrified children Curtys, 11, and Pierre, six, claims a further report by RAC1.
Aubameyang was struck on the chin by an iron bar, while Behague suffered a blow to the head, it adds.
Behague quickly alerted Spanish police, who are now searching for the culprits.
The pair also reportedly refused to attend hospital because they did not want to scare their children any more – but Barcelona are set to offer them psychologists if they would like further aid.