Gianluigi Donnarumma and his partner, Alessia Elefante, were victims during the early hours of this Friday of the assault on their Parisian home by a group of thieves. A gang made up of four individuals broke into the house of the goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain, located in one of the most exclusive areas of the French capital, around three in the morning and fled with loot initially estimated at around 500,000 euros, after assaulting the two members of the couple.
The assailants tied up the Italian goalkeeper and his partner, whom they threatened with a knife. The doorman was slightly injured and both were hospitalized, although Donnarumma’s girlfriend suffered no physical injuries during the assault.
According to the Actu17 website, the thieves forced the door of the house, which is located on Montaigne avenue, one of the most exclusive areas of Paris located in the VIII district, attacked the two components of the couple, tied them up and kept them kidnapped while they robbed the home.
Once the assault was over, Donnarumma and her partner ran to take refuge in a nearby hotel, whose employees notified the police of what had happened. Subsequently, the 24-year-old Italian international and his partner were taken to a hospital to be examined. The goalkeeper suffered minor injuries, two of them to the head, while his partner had to be treated by the toilets when they were in a state of shock.
The thieves managed to flee, although the French police are investigating the facts. A police spokesman estimated the value of the stolen items at 500,000 euros, including watches, jewelry and other luxury items.
Similar cases in recent years
The assault occurs when Donnarumma planned to travel to Japan on Saturday to participate in the tour that PSG will carry out through the country of the rising sun. Earlier this Friday, the team coached by Luis Enrique will play a preseason friendly match against Le Havre.
Donnarumma is not the first PSG footballer to suffer a similar episode. In recent years, players like Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Ángel di María, Dani Alves, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Sergio Rico or Mauro Icardi have been victims of similar incidents, although almost all of these cases occurred at times when the footballers were away from their residences.