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Thugs rob Everton ace Jagielka at knifepoint

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London, Sep 25(ANI): Everton defender Phil Jagielka was robbed by three thugs at knifepoint on Wednesday, which has left him shaken but unhurt.

Jagielka, who is recovering after rupturing knee ligaments in April and did not travel with his teammates, was watching his side play Hull in the Carling Cup, when the burglars burst into his 2.5 million pound house in Knutsford and forced him to hand over jewellery and the keys to his Range Rover.

"Fortunately nobody was hurt. The car was found abandoned a short distance away," The Sun quoted a police spokeswoman, as saying.

Football stars have been a pray to many crooks, who tend to strike at their homes when their teams are playing away games, and possibly these burglars were not aware that Jagielka was injured.agielka became the 17th football player to be targeted in the area in three years.

Earlier, Blackburn Rovers midfielder Vince Grella was held at knifepoint inside his Wilmslow home, and in December 2007, burglars had confronted Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's wife Alex Curran while he was playing away in the Champions League. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, September 25, 2009, 12:07 [IST]
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