The armed robbery took place on Thursday evening and the police say they received the report around 9.15 pm. The rapper is said to have been home at the time of the incident. The Flevoland police also announced via Twitter that several perpetrators are involved and that there may have been threats with firearm(s). Police are currently investigating and are asking anyone who saw anything to come forward.
Ali’s management informs RTL Boulevard that there has indeed been a robbery in his street, but cannot say anything further about the incident. The 40-year-old is said to have been waiting when his car, in which he was driving with his driver, arrived at the house.
Meanwhile, Ali has also responded via Instagram. He says: “Unfortunately, I was robbed with my driver. I can’t say anything because of the police investigation. It’s going well, we are healthy. People wanted something, I gave it. I thought: the sooner you give it, the better sooner you get rid of it. I hope they catch the perpetrators. But more importantly, me and my family are healthy and unharmed.”
The assailants took his watch. “I have a clock. I am proud of that. I am happy with that. Expensive clock. John de Mol who looks at me and says: things are going well, business. I am proud and suddenly I realize that 2.3 billion gives me a compliment,” Ali said on Wednesday evening in the talk show On 1. It is unknown whether the rapper’s statements are related to the robbery Thursday evening.
Last March, the street of the The Voice-coach still evacuated as a precaution after the discovery of an explosive. The colossus was located near a house. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (EOD) removed the explosive and took it away, after which the residents were able to return to their homes.
Several celebrities have been victims of a robbery in recent years, such as Nikkie de Jager, René van der Gijp and Fred van Leer, who was robbed in his home in Rotterdam by two men posing as PostNL employees.