Yet another Premier League star robbed at knifepoint

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Vince Grella is the latest victim of aggressive burglary


In light of the antics of the Liverpool FC cat burglar, the ram-raid attack on Jermaine Pennant’s mansion and the assault on Darren Fletcher’s home, the prospect of being a rich Premiership footballer living in Cheshire, Manchester or Merseyside is becoming less attractive.

Blackburn’s Vince Grella is the latest victim of a burglarisation in the north-west, thanks to a knife-wielding gang who made off with his jewellery and gaz guzzling car.

Incredibly, the Aussie midfielder has become the seventeenth Premier League armed robbery victim in less than three years. The Sun reports:

Four masked thugs burst through the door of his £1million house, threatened him with a blade and demanded jewellery and watches.Stunned Grella, 29, then saw the mob swipe his car keys and speed away in his BMW 4×4.

The haul swiped from Grella’s home, including the grey X5 car which was later found dumped, was estimated at £50,000.

The Sun say Grella’s wife and two young daughters were “deeply traumatised” by the event, even though they were not actually in the house at the time and they didn’t offer any comment to the press.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt during this incident, but it’s only a matter of time before one of these robberies goes wrong and somebody gets seriously hurt.

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