Milwall FC may need to up its place in the security division, after a watch thief struck for the fifth time, pocketing an £8,000 Cartier timepiece.
Milwall football player Josh Wright is the latest victim in a spate of thefts that began in March this year. His £8,000 Cartier watch taken from his jacket pocket while he was training at the club.
He told The Sun: “"The watch was brand new – I had only just bought it. I felt sick when I went back into the dressing room and discovered it had been stolen.
"It wasn’t just because the watch was expensive – the insurance should cover that. It was the thought of someone – probably someone I know at the club – going through my pockets."
Milwall FC is now said to have started an internal investigation, as only a handful of people have access to the dressing room beyond the players.
There have been suggestions that an employee or possibly even a Lion’s player might be behind the thefts after two watches were stolen within three days back in March, but police were unable to recoverer them, nor find any leads.
Now three more thefts have taken place within a short period of time with two Milwall players having their watches lifted from the dressing room while they were playing Huddersfield last month.
Wright, who is the younger brother of The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright, said he hopes the person responsible is caught, named and shamed.