Teammate retrieves €186,000 timepiece for Kevin Volland after daring theft at team party

Kevin Volland has had quite a career. Despite being 31, the German has spent most of his career in his country’s top league, representing important clubs in the country. Volland has been a key player in the country since breaking onto the scene for 1860 Munich in 2010, a club he played for until the summer of 2012 when he left to join Hoffenheim.

Kevin Volland has been on Union Berlin’s books since the summer of 2023. In the wake of an important win over his former club Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga two weeks ago, Volland went on a night out in the capital city of Berlin with his teammate to celebrate the win when a street thief made his way into the party to steal a valuable item.

Kevin Volland’s Patek Phillipe watch rescued by teammate

It was a good day. Everyone was feeling good. Kevin Volland’s team had just secured an important 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, so the German international took the opportunity to enjoy a great time with a teammate identified as Jerome Roussillon, Union Berlin’s first choice left-back.

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According to The Sun, at about 3 am, the thief, who was only revealed to be a 16-year-old, approached Volland while he was enjoying a dance with the two women the duo went with. With Volland distracted, the thief took the opportunity to steal his Patek Philippe watch worth €186,000.

Roussillon, the other Union Berlin player at the party, showcased his incredible speed by running after the thief, catching him, and retrieving the expensive timepiece. According to other reports, Roussillon managed to hold down the thief until the arrival of the police, who then apprehended the culprit.

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Kevin Volland missed the club’s last game in the 2-2 draw against Heidenheim in the Bundesliga. However, Roussillon played a part in the fixture, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute of the game.

Jesse Lingard once also faced watch theft

Watch theft and armed burglary are not uncommon with soccer stars, and Kevin Volland is the latest to experience such an absurd act. Jesse Lingard also went through the same ordeal when he was on loan at West Ham United, with his expensive timepiece getting stolen in the locker room while he was in action on the pitch.

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Despite the presence of security patrols and cameras in the locker room, Lingard still saw his expensive wristwatch carted away by a petty thief, who somehow managed to gain access into the player’s locker to take away the watch.

The club immediately reported the theft to the authorities. Lingard was reported to be ‘devastated’ following the theft, with the player wondering how someone could have gained access to the locker room despite the security measures.

After going over six months without a club following his release from Nottingham Forest, Jesse Lingard has managed to secure a deal with South Korean side FC Seoul.


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