According to reports in Italy, Roma defender Chris Smalling was robbed in front of his wife and young child by armed thugs.
Three men broke into Smalling’s home on Friday morning and forced him to open his safe, with jewellery and other valuable items taken.
Chris Smalling robbed in his home
The horrifying ordeal occurred as the Englishman’s wife, Sam, and two-year-old son watched on, according to La Gazetta Dello Sport.
According to Italian news agency Ansa, three men entered the home in the Appia area outside of the capital after removing a grating from the player’s bedroom window.
They then forced him to open the safe at gunpoint, taking away three Rolex watches, jewellery and around 300 euros in cash.
Smalling‘s family members were also present during the robbery, with his wife calling the police at around 5am.
The police are now examining video surveillance cameras to shed light on what happened.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca’s house was broken into last November when he and his family were out. The thieves took watches and other valuables.
Lazio forward Joaquin Correa’s house in Rome was also burgled a few days earlier.