A 5-star hotel where Leo Messi stays with his family in Paris is raided by masked thieves | Photo credit: AP
- Lionel Messi is currently staying at the 5-star Le Royal Monceau with his family because he has not yet found an apartment in Paris
- Masked raiders storm the hotel and steal thousands of pounds of jewelry and cash, according to reports
- Criminals raided apartment above Messi’s suite with £ 3,000 gold necklace, £ 500 earrings and £ 2,000 of missing money
Legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has made a sensational transfer to Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in the summer window this year. The ex-Barcelona icon moved to France with his family members immediately after the Ligue 1 giants confirmed his deal, hosting him at the 5-star Le Royal Monceau in Paris.
The 34-year-old former Barca striker has yet to find a permanent apartment in Paris and, according to the latest reports, masked men broke into the football superstar’s hotel and stole documents. thousands of pounds of jewelry and silver on a floor just above Messi’s. following.
According to a report in the Star of the day, the criminals entered the floor above Messi’s suite and ransacked four rooms after discovering that a gang had shrunk the exterior of the Royal Monceau building and entered the apartment by unlocking the door from the balcony.
In addition, a guest victim of the incident revealed that he was missing a £ 3,000 gold necklace, £ 500 earrings and £ 2,000 in cash when she returned the next day.
She said via SunSport: “Paying a fortune for a fancy, safe place and having someone come into your room is very confusing. Police told us they saw two men with a bag on the roof on CCTV cameras but could not identify them. “
She added to her statement saying, “They said three other thefts were also reported. A Moroccan in the next room told me that his watch had been stolen. ”
Much earlier upon his arrival at the Royal Monceau, Leo Messi made a public appearance to greet his fans from the hotel balcony and was photographed by many in attendance to spot the world’s best footballer with his family in Paris.
On the work side, Messi scored his first goal for PSG in the UEFA Champions League group stage encounter with Manchester City at Parc des Princes in front of thousands of Parisian fans delighted with the little maestro’s very first goal at PSG . colors as he guided PSG to a 2-0 victory over Guardiola’s City.
In the meantime, Messi et Cie suffered their first loss of the season against Rennes in Ligue 1 on Sunday 3 October as the hosts beat a full-fledged PSG 2-0 to give Pochettino their first loss so far .