August 19, 2022

Chong’s girlfriend recalled the incident that occurred in March

The girlfriend of Manchester United winger Tahith Chong has recalled the horrifying moment the couple were held at knifepoint during a home raid.

Chong and his girlfriend were at their home in late March when three masked men entered their house in Sale, taking a number of items. The masked men also threatened the 22-year-old with a baseball bat and a knife and spent around 40 minutes in the house.

‘I started shaking uncontrollably and thought it was a nightmare’

Rianna Taylor, the girlfriend of Chong, recalled the incident, which she said left her “shaking uncontrollably.”

“I started shaking uncontrollably and thought it was a nightmare. After a few minutes I realised it was real,” she told The Sun.

“One of the men threatened us with a very large kitchen knife and another grabbed Tahith by the ankle and dragged him out of bed.

“Another was holding a baseball bat which he was waving in our faces. He was shouting, ‘Where are the watches?'”

Tahith Chong knifepoint

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident

Taylor then continued to recall the events, revealing a number of the items the armed robbers took from their home and that she has been unable to sleep as a result of what happened.

“The blokes were terrifying and there was one in particular who was about 6ft 4 who was menacing and seemed like the leader,” Taylor added.

“They were continually threatening us, saying if they found watches and we were lying they’d chop us up.

“They took our phones off us, then they took my second-hand Rolex, which was worth £3,000, plus my Louis Vuitton bag.

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“I have not had a proper night’s sleep since and cannot sleep with the light off. I have been diagnosed with PTSD.”

Police were called to their house after Chong alerted security with a panic button. However as of yet, no arrests have been made.

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