Chelsea and England Reece James has revealed that his house was broken into while he was on duty for Chelsea against Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday. The 21-year-old England right-back said his Euro 2020 runners-up medal, Champions League winner’s medal and Super Cup winner’s medal were in a stolen box.
James said that “luckily” nobody was at his house during the robbery. The player took to his Instagram and said: “I want to let all of you know I am safe and well.” The defender was part of the Chelsea side, which beat Manchester City in last season’s Champions League final in May.
Reece James Speaks of His Stolen Medals
Reece James said a group of robbers who he regarded as cowards broke into his house. According to him, he said they lifted a heavy safe containing some of his personal stuff. He said he hardly keeps his jewellery in his place, so all jewellery and his Champions League winner’s medal and Super Cup winner’s medal and the runners-up medal for Euro 2020 were all in a safe box and the box was stolen.
He further said the medals were won representing both Chelsea and England and the acts of the thieves cannot take honour away from him whether or not he has them physically. He however appealed to all his Chelsea and England fans to help identify the criminals.
“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.” Surrey Police is currently investigating, but no arrests have been made yet.
Reece James helped England reach the final of Euro 2020, which they lost to Italy on penalties in the summer before assisting Chelsea to beat Villarreal in the Super Cup earlier this season.