Ex-professional football player Oussama Assaidi (35) was the victim of an armed home robbery on Thursday evening. This is reported by De Telegraaf. The suspect allegedly entered Assaidi’s house in Abcoude just before 6:30 PM and held his wife at gunpoint. The police report that a 25-year-old Amsterdam resident was arrested by an arrest team on Friday afternoon.
Not at home
Assaidi was not home at the time of the incident. Several valuables were allegedly stolen by the robber, who initially fled on foot, but soon stole a scooter from a passer-by after which he fled.
After investigation by the police, an arrest team managed to arrest the 25-year-old suspect from Amsterdam this afternoon on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. The police are conducting further investigation into the case.
It is not the first time that Oussama Assaidi has been a victim of robbers. Just before the corona period, robbers tried to steal his Rolls-Royce. During the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022, a burglary attempt at the seventeen-time international of Morocco is said to have failed.
Assaidi stopped playing football as a player for FC Twente in 2019. He previously played for sc Heerenveen, Liverpool and Stoke City, among others.