Reece James has appealed to the football community to help find the individuals who robbed his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals.
Reece James has uploaded video footage displaying dreadful acts involving individuals stealing a safe from his house. Apparently, that was the place where the Chelsea defender had kept his prized possessions from the Champions League and Euro 2020 glory.
James confirmed that his house was robbed on September 14 while he was away on Champions League duty with the Blues against Zenit St Petersburg. In fact, he posted CCTV videos on his Instagram where four or more individuals were seen entering his home and carrying the safe.
According to the 21-year-old, the safe that was burgled consisted of his winners’ medals from the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup along with the runners’ up medal from the European Championship.
James wrote on Instagram saying: “On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house.”
“They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car. I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house. So all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020.”
“These medals were won representing Chelsea and England. Honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it.”
“Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low life individuals. Who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them.”
“The police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are. We are closing in on them.”
“Luckily, no one was present during the break-in. But I want to let all of you know I am safe and well. I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune. And I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due.”