Four individuals have been arrested in connection with the theft of a luxury watch belonging to Ferrari‘s F1 driver Charles Leclerc. The Italian police released a statement claiming that they discovered two valuable watches when searching the house of one of the suspects. It is still unclear whether either of the watches are the one stolen from Leclerc.
The Richard Mille timepiece was stolen from Leclerc‘s wrist while he was in the Italian seaside resort of Viareggio last April. Two individuals wearing motorcycle helmets had approached Leclerc and asked for a selfie just prior to the theft taking place.
Leclerc, who hails from Monte Carlo, is no stranger to the world of luxury timepieces – he is an ambassador for Richard Mille.
The value of the stolen watch is estimated to be around 100,000 euros. Whilst the watch has not been found, the police are hopeful that the suspects they have in custody will lead them to the watch’s whereabouts.
The theft has been a blow to Leclerc‘s confidence, as he was left feeling vulnerable and exposed in the aftermath of the event. It is also a reminder that high-profile individuals such as professional athletes are often the targets of theft and other criminal activities.
Ferrari has yet to release a statement regarding the matter. However, Leclerc has moved on and continues to focus on his F1 career. He is hoping for a successful season and is currently preparing for the upcoming championship.