Usain Bolt running shoes worth £20,000 stolen in Croydon
The Jamaican sprinter has tweeted about the incident and plans to send a new pair to London to replace them
A pair of Usain Bolt running shoes have been stolen in Croydon, leading the six-time Olympic gold medallist to tweet to his 3.3 million followers asking for them to be returned.
The signed orange Puma shoes, which were framed along with a photo of the Jamaican sprinter, are values in the region of £20,000.
They were taken during a burglary from an industrial estate on Gloucester Road, Croydon between 26-28 April.
While police have urged anyone with information to get in touch, Bolt himself has used Twitter to put out a call to the thieves.
"I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes ..I know u going to return it. Right?"
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Bolt, who won three gold medals at both the Beijing and London Games added: "All you had to do was just ask me for one..No need to go stealing the ppl things..Come on now.."
And later on, suggested he would send a new pair of signed running shoes to London.
Only natural I sign sum spikes after one of my overly excited fan stole that one..FedEx straight to London later pic.twitter.com/j6brJuT1E5; Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) May 6, 2014
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