EX LIVERPOOL STAR JORDAN IBE ROBBED AT KNIFE POINT 25,000GBP ROLEX TAKEN
Former Liverpool ace, now Bournemouth forward Jordon Ibe was robbed at knifepoint when thieves rammed his car just four days after suspected gunmen threatened West Ham striker Andy Carroll.
The 20-year-old former Liverpool player had his watch stolen after his car was struck in Surrey Quays, south-east London, it has emerged.
The attack came after England international Carroll, 27 – as revealed by Sportsmail – was the victim of an attempted robbery as he drove home from a training session on November 2.
Bournemouth forward Jordon Ibe was robbed at knifepoint when thieves rammed his car
Scotland Yard said detectives were investigating the attack on Ibe, which took place near Surrey Quays Underground station at around 1.45pm on November 6.
The Sun reported that the assailants made off with the footballer’s £25,000 Rolex.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘One of the suspects threatened the victim with a knife before stealing his watch. The victim was not injured.
‘At this early stage, officers are investigating whether the suspects intentionally collided with the victim’s car.’
It is unknown what car the former Reds player was driving at the time of the incident which occurred this month ‒ although Ibe appears to be a car fanatic and has been pictured attending Mercedes car shows.
And photographs on his Instagram account appear to show him driving a Mercedes G-Wagon ‒ a similar model to what Carroll was driving when he was targeted on his way back from a West Ham training session.
West Ham’s Carroll was driving home alone to Essex in his £100,000 Mercedes G-Wagon when he was confronted at a junction by two motorcyclists, one brandishing a gun.
They threatened Carroll and demanded he pull over but the former Newcastle striker, fearing for his life, sped off in a bid to escape.
Driving in a state of panic pursued by the motorbikes, Carroll, a source claims, struck several vehicles as he turned and headed back to West Ham’s training ground at Rush Green in Essex, hoping to reach safety and receive help from the club’s security staff.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic described Carroll as ‘very brave’ after he was targeted while driving back to his home in Essex from the club’s Rush green training field. Jack O’Brien, 22, of Ivyhouse Road, Dagenham, east London, is due to appear in court charged with a string of offences, including attempted robbery in connection with Mr Carroll.