On Saturday afternoon, New York Knicks reserve forward Derrick Williams realized that he was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry. To make matters worse, Williams was at his apartment when the robbery happened.
This wasn’t some heist similar to The Italian Job. Two women Williams brought up to his apartment allegedly took the jewelry before leaving.
From the New York Post:
Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening.
The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
Williams, 24, had been celebrating Friday night’s 107-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers with a group of friends at the Up & Down club.
Afterward, they headed back to Williams’ Broadway apartment — along with two women whom they had just met and who may have been using false names, the sources said.
After more partying at Williams’ bachelor pad, everyone went home.
But not before the two party girls found the Louis Vuitton case stuffed with three-quarters of a million dollars worth of jewelry in one of Williams’ closets.
The fast-fingered females grabbed the contents, and took off, the sources said.
The Post also reports that police are investigating the theft and think that it could be a part of a pattern of robberies involving women that take advantage of wealthy men in New York City clubs.
With his missing jewelry weighing on his mind, Williams scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds in New York’s 107-97 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.