Former Juventus star Claudio Marchisio had his home burgled by armed robbers on Tuesday and was forced to give up his most prized possessions.
ANSA reports how four masked men jumped Marchisio and his wife Roberta at their villa in Turin last night.
The pair were threatened with pistols and screwdrivers to ensure they opened the safe containing some of their most valuable items.
The band of criminals would have then got away with jewels, cash and watches, of an unconfirmed but no less “large” value.
The incident is currently being investigated by the local police, who are studying surveillance cameras in the area.
The 33-year-old had not long returned to northern Italy after leaving Zenit St Petersburg over the summer and retiring from professional football.
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