‘They had their guns pointed at our heads… thank heavens the kids weren’t at home’: Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio opens up on the terrifying moment five men held him and his wife at gunpoint as they ‘took everything’ from their villa in Turin
- Claudio Marchisio has opened up about the horrific burglary he went through
- The former Juventus midfielder and his wife were held at gunpoint and robbed
- He explains how the intruders had ‘guns pointed at our heads’ after they broke in
- Marchisio is grateful his children were still out playing football with the grandad
Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has opened up on the horrific moment five men held him and his wife at gunpoint as they robbed their villa in Turin.
Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday that the 33-year-old’s property in the Vinovo district of Turin was targeted by ‘armed robbers’ late on Tuesday night.
It was detailed that Marchisio and his wife were threatened ‘with two pistols and a screwdriver’ and he was forced to hand over money and other expensive possessions to the five robbers.
Claudio Marchisio and wife Roberta Sinopoli were held up at gunpoint by robbers at home
The former Juventus midfielder has opened up on the terrifying ordeal in his home in Turin
He said his children, Davide and Leonardo, were out with their grandad during the incident
Speaking about the incident to newspaper Corriere della Serra, Marchisio retold how the chilling ordeal unfolded.
He said: ‘They had their guns pointed at our heads. It was tough, as I’d never seen two real guns before.
‘Fortunately, we managed to stay clear-headed. There were five men who broke into our home in Vinovo, they were asking me where we kept the safe. I told them we didn’t have one, but they didn’t believe me. We really don’t.
‘At that point, they took everything they could find and then left. I was frightened for myself and my wife Roberta. Thank heavens the kids weren’t at home. They’d gone to play football and their grandfather hadn’t brought them back yet.
‘In fact, their coach was the first to suspect something was wrong, because we didn’t answer the phone. When the robbers realised someone was concerned, they started to rush. That was a stroke of real luck.’
Marchisio, 33, recently returned to Italy to announce he has retired from professional football
The monetary value of the cash and other items stolen is yet to be established but is believed to be sizeable.
As soon as the five robbers left Marchisio notified local police instantly about the break-in.
Local authorities are now trying to establish further details about the crime through video surveillance footage from the highly secure complex where he lives.
Gazzetta added that the complex needs a combination code to gain access and so it is considered a sophisticated crime given whoever broke in had the numerical digits to get close to the property.
After a short time with Zenit St Petersburg, Marchisio returned to Turin recently to announce he was retiring from professional football.