‘I Was Stunned’: Chris Eubank Sr. Mugged For Louis Vuitton Bag In Broad Daylight In London
Legendary British boxer Chris Eubank Sr. was mugged, and he said he couldn’t believe it. Aside from the prized Louis Vuitton bag, the boxer said he also lost a part of Waitrose Belgian chocolate with hazelnuts.
Eubank, 55, told the Evening Standard that he was visiting a Barclays branch on Edgeware Road when the thief ran from behind and ripped the £400 — about $547 in U.S. dollars — brown clutch bag from under his arm at 1:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The former WBO middleweight and super middleweight champion also said the suspect tackled him.
The bag contained a bandana he wore on ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” and ID for his role as a city marshal in Opelousas, Louisiana. There was also a quarter bar of Waitrose Belgian chocolate with hazelnuts.
“That’s what’s really messed up my day,” he said.
“It’s been in there for six days just ready to eat. I like it at that temperature, and they took it.”
Eubank, father of Chris Eubank Jr., said he only saw the back of the thief’s head, but he was “well-dressed with smart jeans.”
He immediately reported the incident to the police. Staff confirmed they had CCTV covering the area.
The thief fled on foot.
Local police confirmed there was a reported bag snatch that matched Eubank’s story around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured and there have been no arrests, authorities said.
“He couldn’t have known who I was because he wouldn’t have tried it. He was just looking at the prize,” Eubank said.
“It was over in seconds and he was down the road like a sprinter with a baton,” he added. “I didn’t even think of chasing him at first such was the shock.”