French prosecutors have launched an investigation into a burglary at the home of Angel Di Maria after thieves broke in while the Argentine winger was playing in Paris Saint-Germain.
Nanterre Attorney General Marion Schalax told the Associated Press on Monday that the investigation was being conducted by a special police unit involved in armed robbery and serious theft. The department was already in charge of investigating similar incidents involving PSG players Mauro Icardi and Sergio Rico, whose homes were also looted during the current games.
Chalaus said that on Sunday, the intruders managed to hide inside Di Maria’s house in the picturesque Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine without being noticed. According to L’Equipe, the thieves stole watches and jewelry from the closet for an estimated damage of more than 500,000 euros ($ 597,000). Chalaux could not confirm the value.
Around the same time, another group of intruders broke into the house of the family of PSG senior Marquinhos, according to French media. According to Le Parisen, Marcinhos’s father was briefly detained while thieves were searching a house in the city of Chateau, robbing him of luxury bags, jewelry and other items, cashing in 2,000 euros ($ 2,385).
According to the newspaper, two teenagers were present at the house, and the three victims were locked in a room. According to L’Équipe, Marcinho’s father was hit several times in the face and chest. The Yvelines prosecutor’s office could not immediately confirm the reports.
Di Maria was replaced by PSG’s Nantes 2. In the second half of the defeat with a score of 1 after the club leaders were informed about the incident. About this time, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino left the pitch for a moment after an earlier discussion with sporting director Leonardo on his mobile phone. Pochettino then escorted Di Maria to the dressing room, waving his hand.
A few years ago, when he was playing in the Premier League at Manchester United, Di Maria tried to steal while he was at home, but the alarm went off before the visitors entered.
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