Boxing icon, Chris Eubank was mugged for his £400 Louis Vuitton bag by thief in London.
The former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion mentioned he was left ‘surprised’ when the ‘brazen’ mugger grabbed the brown designer clutch bag from his arms in Edgware Road.
The retired fighter and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here star, 55, says the mugging befell as he walked out of a Barclays financial institution department on Tuesday, October 12.
Ms Eubank instructed the Evening Standard: ‘I could not consider it. I used to be surprised. He could not have recognized who I used to be as a result of he would not have tried it. He was simply trying on the prize.
‘It was over in seconds and he was down the highway like a sprinter with a baton.’
Mr Eubank mentioned the ‘brazen’ however ‘well-dressed’ criminal made off so quick he did not have time to chase him. Instead, the retired boxer mentioned he ran again into the financial institution to report the mugging and the police had been known as.
‘It’s an indication of the occasions – they do not care about confronting somebody like me, so no one is immune,’ he instructed the Evening Standard.
Mr Eubank says the bag has sentimental worth as he has owned it since 1992 and the French trend home now not makes them.
Mr Eubank mentioned a bar of Waitrose Belgian chocolate with hazelnuts was additionally within the bag on the time.
The boxer defined: ‘That’s what’s actually tousled my day. It’s been in there for six days simply able to eat. I prefer it at that temperature and so they took it.’
Police say they had been known as to Edgware Road at round 1.30pm yesterday to experiences of a ‘bag snatch’.
They mentioned there have been no arrests and nobody was injured.
The incident comes simply months after the tragic passing of Mr Eubank’s son Sebastian, who died in July on the age of 29 of a coronary heart assault. He was swimming in Dubai on the time of the incident, which befell only a month after he grew to become a father for the primary time together with his fiance Salma.