Two Arsenal soccer stars Mesut Ozil and Saed Kolasinac are said to be “fine” after they were involved in a carjacking attempt by a carjacking gang in London.
CCTV footage from Thursday – which has circulated on social media – purportedly showed Mesut Ozil and his teammate Sead Kolašinac the targets of moped robbers armed with knives near the latter man’s house.
The two players were driving in Ozil’s black Mercedes G-Class 4×4 along Golders Green Road in London when the thieves started pursuing them, Sky reported.
When the vehicle came to a stop, the robbers attempted to smash the vehicle’s windows with stones and a brick that one appeared to have kept in a rucksack.
According to witnesses, Ozil ran from the vehicle and ducked into a Turkish restaurant called Likya nearby and called for help.
Meanwhile, Kolašinac is seen defending himself from the attackers, confronting the masked pair before one of them brandished a metal object.
The waiters and chefs from the restaurant reportedly came to their aid and helped chase the attackers away.
Yasmin Tahsiner, one of the restaurant’s owners, told Sky News that the two soccer players were regular customers, while a witness said Ozil “looked absolutely terrified” and appeared to be “running for his life.”
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