Ricky Hatton’s Home Burgled; Cash, Rolex And Credit Cards Looted

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Britain's Ricky Hatton reacts after losing to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko in their boxing match at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northern England November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble
IN PHOTO: Britain's Ricky Hatton reacts after losing to Ukraine's Vyacheslav Senchenko in their boxing match at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northern England November 24, 2012. Reuters/Phil Noble

Burglars struck at the house of former world champion Ricky Hatton after he revealed via a social media post that he would be gone for the weekend. Stash of cash and valuables such as Rolex watch and credit cards were reportedly looted from Hatton’s property.

According to a report by Manchester Evening News, the prowlers had broken into Hatton’s home in Hyde, Greater Manchester, ransacked the home and walked away with the said looted valuables before breaking the windows to escape. The undisclosed amount of stolen cash, thought to be large, contains a number of €500 notes.

Hatton had just purchased the property, so there was no alarm system installed yet when the burglars broke in. However, a fitted home alarm system is said to have been mounted after the burglary.

Investigators are also working on the case. They have already looked into Hatton’s property to find fingerprints that could help them trace the identity of the thieves. Hatton, on the other hand, had already offered a reward to find the culprits and bring them to justice.

“I am devastated about what’s happened,” Hatton told Manchester Evening News. “It makes you feel gutted that someone can do this to you.”

On Jan. 31, Hatton tweeted about his plans for the weekend. Hatton posted a tweet to his more than 423,000 followers that he would be watching soccer games, and he stayed in the capital all weekend only to return with his home burgled.

Meanwhile, Hatton is leaving his burglary case to the prudence of the police authorities. He also encourages everyone who has information to come forward.

Meanwhile, Hatton is set to make a guest appearance at Marton Hotel and Country Club at Middlesborough on Feb. 6. Hatton wouldn’t be trading punches with an opponent for the said event. Instead, the British boxing champ will talk about his career as a professional boxer. The boxing fans that will be present at the event will also get an opportunity to pose for a picture with Hatton, in addition to raffles to be given away and memorabilia to be auctioned off.

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