The value of the stolen goods in Salah’s mansion in Cairo would amount to almost 430 thousand dollars (Reuters / Lee Smith)
The Egyptian Mohamed Salah is the latest victim of footballers who suffer robberies in their homes. In this case, the Liverpool striker had his mansion in Cairo robbed and various items were taken in the attack, including one of the trophies won by the 30-year-old attacker, although no details about that award were reported. The event occurred on Saturday and the assets that were stolen would amount to a value of almost 430 thousand dollars, according to the local press, whose report had repercussions in Europe, especially in England.
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It was the soccer player’s nephew who realized what had happened after seeing an open window, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram said. Salah’s relative contacted the Police and inside the building they found items scattered on the ground since the property had been looted. Among the largest number of missing are various items and electronic devices.
The police investigation began with the review of the security cameras in the house to try to collect elements that allow them to find the thieves. Salah, 30, is beloved in his native country and is nothing short of an icon, being known as The Egyptian King and The Pharaoh. He is considered to be one of the most famous sportsmen in Egypt.
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“The surrounding surveillance cameras are being downloaded and the security personnel in charge of securing the site are being questioned,” a police source told Al-Ahram. The media indicated that the sum of the stolen goods would amount to 350 thousand pounds sterling (427 thousand dollars). “The security services are intensifying their efforts to solve the mystery of the incident and the necessary legal measures have been taken,” they added.
Mohamed Salah has a total of 178 goals in Liverpool (Reuters / Phil Noble)
The office of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Cairo confirmed that they have opened a case while they investigate the raid. Salah, a father of two, has had a profound impact on his native country, investing in numerous charitable projects, especially in his hometown of Nagrig. He has made donations to a hospital and even helped rebuild a church that burned down in 2022. The story in which Salah helped a thief who once stole his father to change his life is also known.
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The striker chose to let the authorities do their job and did not want to comment on what happened, although he will be back in his homeland in a short time to play a match valid for qualifying for the African Cup.
As for Liverpool, they are going through a season in which they are fifth in the Premier League table with 42 points, 6 behind Tottenham, the fourth and last player who is getting their pass to the Champions League today. At the moment the red team is entering the Europa League, but with one game less. He is coming off a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth, who are fighting to avoid relegation, and Salah missed a penalty kick.
While in the Champions League they will go for the feat against Real Madrid to try to overcome a series of round of 16 in which they lost 5-2 in the first leg played at home. The return match will be this Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Salah, who signed for Liverpool in 2017 and is the club’s top scorer in the Premier League with 129 goals, has played 38 games this season and scored 22 goals. In the English team his global numbers are 292 games, 178 shouts and 74 assists.
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