Birmingham City Football Club has released a statement today after one of its players had a £30,000 watch stolen from outside his home in Solihull.
Two men are now being hunted by police after stealing the watch from City winger, Peter Lovenkrands, who also made an unsuccessful grab for his wedding ring.
The diamond-encrusted Swiss-made Hublot is very distinctive says police Detective Sergeant Andrew O’Keeffe.
– Andrew O’Keeffe, Detective Sergeant – West Midlands Police
The watch that was stolen is very unique and we would ask anyone who is offered a watch of this kind to contact us immediately.
Fortunately the victim was unhurt following the robbery but this was a frightening attack and we are appealing for the public’s help to find the offenders.
The men are described as white and aged in their late teens or early 20s. They were wearing hooded tops and had their faces covered.
Birmingham City Football Club say they’re saddened by the nature of the incident.
– Birmingham City spokesman
Peter was shaken but thankfully unhurt during the ordeal and has received the ongoing support of the manager, his teammates and club officials.
Anybody who feels that they may have information, no matter how minor, relating to this incident is urged to contact West Midlands Police or Crimestoppers immediately.
In 2012, the Danish winger signed a two-year deal with Birmingham City from Newcastle United.