Armed thieves break into Dutch football player’s home, assault wife

The Dutch home of an Israeli football player, Eran Zahavi, was broken into on Sunday. The robbers allegedly tied up his wife, assaulted her, and cut her hair in front of their children.

The robbers reportedly pretended to be delivery men to enter the household in Buitenveldert in Amsterdam. They entered the home to find Zahavi’s wife and children. One of his children was also harmed in the assault. According to locals, the robbers threatened to use a firearm.

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At the time, Zahavi was on his way to meet his team (PSV Eindhoven) for a game against Willem II.

Little confirmed by Dutch police

Zahavi’s neighbours have confirmed the details, reports Het Parool. The Dutch police have confirmed very few details of the incident. The police were alerted to the robbery at around 4 AM. A spokesperson told Het Parool that they can confirm that a robbery took place at Arenborg in Buitenveldert, but that cannot confirm who the victim was.

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The Dutch police were conducting a neighbourhood investigation in the early hours of this morning. A helicopter has been deployed to scope the local area.

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Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
A British native, Chloe has a love for other languages and cultures, having lived in Spain before moving to the Netherlands. She is keen to explore the Dutch landscape, cultural spots and — the most important — food! After being here for a few months she already has developed a mild addiction to kibbeling.


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