Thieves break into Reece James house, steal defender's Champions League medals

Thieves break into Reece James house, steal defender's Champions League medals

Chelsea defender Reece James has revealed his house was broken into on Tuesday while he was playing for his club in the Champions League against Zenit Petersburg. 

James has confirmed his Champions League winners' medal, Euro 2020 runners-up medal, and Super Cup winner's medal were stolen. 

"I want to let all of you know I am safe and well, the defender wrote on Instagram. 

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"A group of cowardly robbers broke into my house," said James.

"They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car.

"I never keep any jewelry of mine in my house so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winner's medal and Super Cup winner's medal and the runners-up medal for Euro 2020.

"These medals were won representing Chelsea and England - honors 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."

The England international says nobody was at his house during the robbery. 

The Blues started defence to the Champions League title with a 1-0 victory over Zenit. 

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