MADRID, Dec. 8 (.) –
British cyclist Mark Cavendish said he was “extremely distraught” after being assaulted at his home by four robbers armed with a knife who threatened his wife while their children were at home on 27 November.
Four intruders broke into Cavendish’s home in England in what police described as a “targeted incident” in the early hours of November 27, a robbery that was unveiled on Wednesday as the runner recovered from injuries from an accident. in Belgium.
Police said the group assaulted Cavendish, 36, and threatened his wife Peta in the presence of their young children. Cavendish explained in an Instagram post that “the four masked and armed men broke into” her home while they slept. “They threatened my wife and children and violently attacked me.”
“At knife point they proceeded to loot our belongings,” Cavendish added in his police statement. None of the family members were seriously injured and the thieves left, stealing a Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches, police said.
“As I am sure you will understand, this incident has left our family extremely distressed, not only me and Peta, but our children as well, who feared for their lives and are now struggling with the aftermath,” he said.
“No one should have to experience this type of violence and threats, let alone in a family home, a place where everyone should feel safe (…) Stolen items are simply material goods and our priority at this time is make sure we all recover from the incident as a family, and we know this is likely to take some time, “he concluded.
The British rider, world champion and Olympic runner-up, called the police at 2.35 am on Saturday, November 27, and no arrests have yet been made.