Robbers Steal Reece James' Champions League, Super Cup and Euro 2020 Medals
Chelsea and England defender Reece James has confirmed that he was robbed of his UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Euro 2020 medals. The full-back won the medal representing Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final, the UEFA Super Cup against Villareal, and the Euro 2020 final against Italy.
James confirmed the robbery incident on his official Instagram account on Thursday, September 16th, 2021. According to him, it happened while he was away with Chelsea for the Champions League group opener against Zénith St. Petersburg.
He released four CCTV clips appealing to the public to help identify those who were involved in stealing his medals.
On the evening of 14th 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 the car. I never kept any jewellery of mine in my house, so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winner's medal, Super Cup winner's 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 I have 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 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 that 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.
James was a key part of Chelsea's team under Thomas Tuchel in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, but he was not a key member of the English national team at the Euro 2020 under Gareth Southgate.