West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint in Chile'

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The 64-year-old was out with family and friends in Santiago when his party were reportedly targeted by a gang.

New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has thanked the police in Chile for its "prompt and fearless response" after he and his wife were reportedly mugged at gunpoint at the weekend.

The incident occurred in the Santiago suburb of Vitacura on Saturday night when the couple were part of a group heading to a restaurant for a meal.

Pellegrini and his friends are said to have tried to calm the criminals down before they had weapons pointed at them.

West Ham manager Pellegrini and his wife escaped unhurt has thanked police in Chile for their quick response after he and his wife were reportedly mugged at gunpoint.


Ms Pucci was getting out of the vehicle before she "screamed" when one of the robbers stole her purse, according to Chilean news channel T13.

The owner of the stolen Porsche told local media yesterday/on Sunday: "I can't understand how these sorts of things are happening and you can't even go out for dinner without being robbed like this".

Another local news report said officers recovered the purse when they found the auto abandoned.

Meanwhile, Pellegrini took to Twitter to praise the Chilean police for their "quick and courageous reaction".

Local Pedro Hernandez replied: 'Criminality has bee out of control in Chile for some time.

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