Benfica defender Nicolas Otamendi was the victim of a robbery at his house in the early hours of Monday morning. So, among other news in football today, robbers invaded Otamendi’s home early yesterday, his Portuguese side confirmed.
The robbery occurred as defender Nicolas Otamendi returned home from Benfica’s 4-1 victory at Famalicao in the Primeira Liga.
The Portuguese Judiciary Police are investigating the crime that put the former Manchester City player and his family at risk.
Benfica, however, clarified that the player, his wife, and their son are okay, in good health, despite the traumatic incident.
Football Today – Robbers Invaded Otamendi’s Home Early Yesterday
On Monday morning, Nicolas Otamendi was returning to his home in Aroeira following his side’s match against Famalicao.
And a report in Correio da Manha says that, right as he came home, four assailants attacked the Argentina international.
Next, the robbers may have forced him to open the front door. They also tied him up and put a belt around his neck.
The culprits then said allegedly went into the rooms where his wife and son were, though eventually didn’t hurt them.
And finally, the thieves took jewellery and watches from Otamendi’s home and exited the property.
A statement from Benfica read: “Benfica confirms that their player Nico Otamendi was the victim of a robbery at his home during the early hours of today.
“The athlete and the family are doing well, despite the enormous discomfort caused by the situation they are experiencing.
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica calls for the privacy of the player and his family to be respected by all the media, while awaiting the conduct of investigations initiated by the authorities.”