Napoli striker Hamsik robbed at gunpoint - reports

17 February 2013 08:46

Napoli forward Marek Hamsik has been robbed of a luxury Rolex watch by three masked men at gunpoint, according to Italian media reports Sunday.

ANSA news agency said Hamsik escaped uninjured from the attack which happened on Sunday following his side's scoreless home draw against Sampdoria in Italy's Serie A.

The report said Hamsik had momentarily stopped in his BMW X6 car on the motorway as he drove his wife to the airport after the game at the San Paolo stadium, and was approached by three masked men on scooters.

They smashed his car window before taking Hamsik's luxury watch after threatening him with a gun.

The wife of the Slovakian international fell victim to robbers several years ago, and the player is not the first from the club to be targeted by criminals.

The club's star striker, Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, and Swiss defender Valon Behrami have both been robbed in recent years while the partners of former Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi - now at Paris Saint-Germain - was also mugged.

Napoli have not commented on the incident.

On Sunday, Hamsik had one of the best chances in the game to score for Napoli, who ultimately spurned the chance to close the gap on leaders Juventus to two points.

Juve, on 55 points, now lead Napoli (51) by four points with Lazio a distant third on 44.

Source: AFP

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