These events took place on the night of 14 September 2021 (two nights ago). Chelsea faced Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia in their opening UEFA Champions League group game.
Upon arrival back home in London, he saw his privacy broken into.
The robbers managed to carry an extremely heavy safe into a Mercedes Benz C-Class. They sped off after the loot.
Reece James had all his professional medals stored in the safe. These medals include the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Euro 2020 runners up medal with England.
“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.” James said on his Instagram account
“They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mine into their car.
“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.”
The defender is pleading with residents to help him find the perpetrators. Reece James Loses UEFA Champions League Medal in House Robbery!