Messi's Paris hotel hit by thieves

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The luxurious hotel Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi is living in was reportedly hit by masked burglars, seemingly leaving the Argentine and his family unsettled in the city.

Messi has been living in the Le Royal Monceau hotel with his wife and their three children, but the family now find themselves in a difficult situation little more than a month since their relocation to Paris.

The thieves allegedly broke into the hotel through a balcony door on a floor just above where the Argentine is staying.  

According to the Daily Mirror, the masked men gained entry to the renowned lodge through an escalade on the side of the building from the roof.  

One female guest was robbed of her £3 000 (R60 950) necklace, as well as a pair of earrings worth £500 (R10 158) and £2 000 (R40 633) in cash. 

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CCTV footage captured two masked men as they entered the building via an unlocked door in a location near Messi's suite, which is said to cost £17 000 (R344 600) a night to stay in. 

Security at the hotel has reportedly been beefed up since the PSG star's arrival, but it appears this was not enough to stop some guests from losing prized possessions they had left in their rooms. 

"There has clearly been a very serious security breach and it's being investigated," a police source told The Sun. "There is evidence to suggest an experienced gang was responsible."

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner and his family are now set to move out of the five-star hotel after finding a home to rent in the city.  

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