Controversial French businessman Bernard Toby, owner of the Olympic Marseille football team, was reportedly beaten and robbed last night. BBC.
The incident took place at his home near Paris. Toby and his wife were attacked by four men. They were tied up with electric cables and physically assaulted.
While Bernard Toby, 78, and his wife, Dominic, 70, were asleep, the four were able to get past security guards and enter their home just after midnight.
Infiltrators pulled Dominic Toby’s hair “because they wanted to know where the treasure was,” Comps-la-Ville Mayor Guy Jeffrey told AFP.
“But, of course, there was no treasure and the fact that they did not find it made them even more violent,” he added.
Toby was hit in the head with a stick.
Thieves are said to have stolen two watches, including a Rolex, earrings, bracelets and a ring.
When she was able to free herself, Dominic Toby ran to a house next door and called the police. He was beaten several times and taken to hospital with facial injuries.
“She is OK,” said Rodolf Toby, Toby’s nephew.
Bernard Toby refused to go to the hospital.
“He was shocked and very tired,” Rodolf Toby said.
Bernard Topby is a controversial businessman. He is a former owner of the Adidas brand and the owner of the Olympic Marseille football team. He was a minister for a short time in the 1990s.
But he was jailed for 5 months following investigations into corruption and tax fraud.
Author: Monica Ponia