Napoli star held at gunpoint during robbery

Lorenzo Insigne was the victim of the frightening ordeal

Napoli star held at gunpoint during robbery

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Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne was held at gunpoint in his local town during a robbery according to reports in Italy.

The Italian international was reportedly out with his wife and friends in Naples on Saturday when the incident occurred late at night, with the thieves apparently recognising the player and following him to a secluded area of the town. 

Insigne was enjoying downtime ahead of his sides crucial Seria A clash against Fiorentina on Monday, but the incident has disrupted his preparations. 

"It's true, yesterday night Lorenzo was victim of a mugging in the Vomero area," the 24-year-old's agent Antonio Ottaiano said.

"He was amazed and shocked.

"His wife was in the car with him but fortunately not his children. Lorenzo reported the case to the authorities and the police.

"It was a negative experience. He'll get over it by means of football and the help of his team-mates."

The striker has been in fine form for title chasing Napoli, netting 11 goals in 25 appearances for during the season, helping I Ciucciarelli to second place in Serie A, trailing Juventus by a single point. 

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