Andy Carroll was the target of an attempted robbery, threatened at gunpoint, and involved in a car-and-motorcycle chase to West Ham United’s training ground on Wednesday, according to multiple reports out of the UK and subsequent confirmation by the Metropolitan Police.
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According to the reports, which is where the majority of finer details come from, Carroll was headed home from training not long before 1 p.m. local time, when two men on motorcycles approached his Mercedes G-Wagon SUV. The men reportedly gestured to Carroll that they were armed and demanded he pull over.
Carroll, instead, sped away and reversed course, heading for the club training center. The 27-year-old striker is said to have struck several vehicles during the chase, but came out of the ordeal unscathed, beyond being “shaken and stunned” when he returned to the facility — statement from the Met Police:
“Police were called at around 12.45 on Wednesday 2 November to reports of two males on motorcycles attempting to rob the driver of a car in Romford Road.
“The two men threatened the driver and intimated through gesture that they were in possession of a gun. The motorcyclists attempted to block the car as the driver sought to get away.
“The suspects rode off prior to the arrival of police. The driver of the car was spoken to and an allegation of attempted robbery was recorded.”