Boxing icon, Chris Eubank was mugged for his £400 Louis Vuitton bag by thief in London.
The former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion said he was left ‘stunned’ when the ‘brazen’ mugger grabbed the brown designer clutch bag from his hands in Edgware Road.
The retired fighter and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here star, 55, says the mugging took place as he walked out of a Barclays bank branch on Tuesday, October 12.
Eubank told the Evening Standard: ‘I couldn’t believe it. I was stunned. He couldn’t have known who I was because he wouldn’t have tried it. He was just looking at the prize.
‘It was over in seconds and he was down the road like a sprinter with a baton.’
Mr Eubank said the ‘brazen’ but ‘well-dressed’ crook made off so fast he didn’t have time to chase him. Instead, the retired boxer said he ran back into the bank to report the mugging and the police were called.
‘It’s a sign of the times – they don’t care about confronting someone like me, so nobody is immune,’ he told the Evening Standard.
Mr Eubank says the bag has sentimental value as he has owned it since 1992 and the French fashion house no longer makes them.
Mr Eubank said a bar of Waitrose Belgian chocolate with hazelnuts was also in the bag at the time.
The boxer explained: ‘That’s what’s really messed up my day. It’s been in there for six days just ready to eat. I like it at that temperature and they took it.’
Police say they were called to Edgware Road at around 1.30pm yesterday to reports of a ‘bag snatch’.
They said there have been no arrests and no one was injured.
The incident comes just months after the tragic passing of Mr Eubank’s son Sebastian, who died in July at the age of 29 of a heart attack. He was swimming in Dubai at the time of the incident, which took place just a month after he became a father for the first time with his fiance Salma.