While Reece James was busy playing at Stamford Bridge against Zenit St Petersburg, a group of lowlifes were busy breaking into his house — fortunately no one was home — and stealing a safe containing some personal items, including the three medals he won this summer with Chelsea and England.
The England international on Thursday posted a video showing four people apparently entering through the gates of his property, and he appealed for help to identify the culprits, writing on Instagram that there were already “firm leads.”
“They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car,” James said.
He said inside the safe were his Champions League winner’s medal and UEFA Super Cup winner’s medal earned with Chelsea this year. Also inside was a runner-up medal from this year’s European Championship with England.
Reece James has therefore appealed to Chelsea and England fans to help identify whoever reportedly burgled.
“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.