Footage Emerges Of Sead Kolasinac Fending Off Armed Thieves Who Tried To Hijack Mesut Ozil's Car
Footage of Sead Kolasinac defending Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil after armed thieves tried to hijack his car in broad daylight has emerged online.
The two players have just returned from a pre-season tour of the United States and were caught up in an attack in North London today.
The clip doing the rounds on social media sees two assailants on mopeds and armed with knives trying to seal Ozil's Mercedes G-Class SUV.
But they were unsuccessful in doing so as the big Bosnian in the passenger seat did not come to play and courageously fended them off with his bare hands.
Kolasinac fighting back against a guy with a knife what a hard bastard pic.twitter.com/u5TLevmUmV
- George (@_GeorgeRFC) July 25, 2019
Mesut Ozil's car got jumped, Kolasinac jumped out and backed the beef. #YaGunnersYa pic.twitter.com/CxsJeiCvxw
- James (@smhjaames) July 25, 2019
Question... if gang pull up are you gonna back your bredrin?
Kolasinac : https://t.co/kFuRlxNVfu pic.twitter.com/k6o3Wx8Ox3
- Michael :flag_ie: (@MrBameyangV2) July 25, 2019
According to the Daily Mail, Ozil abandoned his car in the middle of the road and sprinted to the Turkish restaurant Likya where he is a regular and therefore known by staff.
Employees were then able to chase away the thieves who had followed Ozil and Kolasinac, with police arriving in minutes and speaking to the two victims.
Azuka Alintah, 36, was a witness to the whole incident and told the Mail that Ozil" looked absolutely terrified" and was "running for his life".
"I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail," he said.
"They didn't take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out. It was really creepy.
"God knows what would have happened if they'd caught him. It looked to me like he'd have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.
"As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off. The police were there shortly afterwards and the road was almost blocked off."
Fortunately it seems as though the pair weren't harmed in the ordeal, with the police issuing the following statement:
Police statement after Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were victims of attempted robbery in London this evening: 'We were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 5pm to reports of an attempted robbery. It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man' 1/2
- Paul Gilmour (@skysportspaulg) July 25, 2019