Liverpool Forward Roberto Firmino Victim of £70,000 Burglary

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It’s been a very rough month for Liverpool FC forward Robert Firmino. The Brazilian, who came over from Hoffenheim in the 2015 summer transfer window, was charged with drink driving right before Christmas Eve. We also learned that his house was burglarized, right around the same time frame.

Here’s more via the International Business Times, UK edition:

the latest Premier League footballer to be targeted by burglars after a “hooded” gang made off with £70,000 (€80,500, $85,000) worth of jewelry and clothes.

The raid on the Brazilian attacker’s Victorian house, in the leafy Mossley Hill suburb of Liverpool, was carried out on 22 December, just two days before Firmino was arrested for drink-driving in the city centre.

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It is believed that the burglars had been targeting Firmino and his family for quite some time, stalking the house and observing their patterns and routines, waiting for a time when they would likely not be present. It is thought that they already attempted a burglary, but aborted upon the Firmino family returning home.

Firmino and his family have been moved to a secure hotel, with the club maintaining a private security force at his residence. Klopp has made it clear that the forward’s place in the first team is not in danger, regardless of anything that has transpired with him off the pitch.

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