Jesse Lingard’s watch stolen from the dressing room while playing for West Ham
Lingard was forced to call in police after his watch was stolen from the team’s guarded
dressing room during a game. The 28-year-old midfielder had just played against Everton
in the Premier League on May 9 (West Ham 0 – 1 Everton) at London Stadium, Stratford,
when he noticed the watch was missing.
Cops and loan club The Hammers have no idea how a thief brazenly sneaked into the
heavily-guarded dressing room during a game.
Players and staff searched the room to no avail on May 9 before the star contacted police.
Rooms at the London Stadium are only accessible to players and senior officials.
They are monitored by CCTV and patrolled by security.
Midfielder Lingard, on loan from Manchester United, has a collection of high-end
watches, some thought to be worth six figures. One is specially designed by Swiss maker
A source said: “Jesse was devastated, but nobody can believe it.
“It’s completely unheard of for something to be stolen from inside the players’ dressing
rooms during a game
“Security at the stadium is top class. There are staff guarding the tunnel and all those
areas — as well as CCTV all over the place.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police are investigating a burglary at the London
Stadium. ‘It was reported that a watch was stolen from a changing room on the afternoon
or evening of Sunday, May 9. ‘There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.’