Reece James has Champions League winners' medal stolen during robbery
The cowards broke into his house whilst he was playing against Zenit
Reece James has had his Champions League and Super Cup winners medals stolen, as well as his England runners-up medal from Euro 2020.
While James was playing for Chelsea against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night, a group of cowardly robbers broke into his house to steal a heavy safe that contained some personal items belonging to the 21-year-old.
The contents of the safe included James' Champions League winners medal from last season, his Super Cup winners medal from August and the runners-up medal he received with England at Euro 2020.
On Thursday, the right-back took to Instagram to explain what had occurred - appealing for help from his Chelsea and England fanbase to 'identify and turn in these low life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them.'
He also posted four videos which show the burglary taking place.
"On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house. They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car," stated James on his Instagram post.
"I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020. These medals were won representing Chelsea and England - honours that can never be taken away from me whether or not I have the physical medals to prove it.
"Nevertheless, I am appealing to all my Chelsea and England fans to help identify and turn in these low life individuals who will never be able to rest easy as the evidence is mounting against them. The police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are.
"We are closing in on them. Luckily, no one was present during the break in but I want to let all of you know I am safe and well.
"I really do appreciate having the platform to tell you all about my misfortune and I hope together we can catch these individuals and deliver justice where it is due."
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