Tottenham's Dele Alli Reportedly Held at Knifepoint in Armed Robbery at His Home

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2020

Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur FC during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Red Bull Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany(Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)
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Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli reportedly was held at knifepoint by two robbers and punched in the face early Wednesday morning at his home in North London, according to Mark Dobson of The Guardian.  

Per that report, the two men broke into Alli's home and stole "numerous items from the house including jewelry and watches."

Alli did not require hospitalization after the attack, and no arrests have been made at this time. Alli has been self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic with his partner, Ruby Mae, his step-brother Harry Hickford and Hickford's girlfriend, as well as another friend, per James Olley of ESPN. 

Alli confirmed the robbery on Twitter:

Dele @dele_official

Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.

Olley added that Alli was expected to join his Spurs teammates on Monday for group training, ahead of the Premier League's planned date of June 12 to end its hiatus. That date is not locked in stone, however, with player concerns about safety potentially pushing it back. 

Alli, 24, has made 20 starts for Tottenham this season, posting eight goals and four assists. Tottenham is currently eighth in the Premier League table with 41 points after 29 games.