FOOTBALLER Chris Smalling’s wife Sam had a bracelet ripped from her wrist by armed raiders — after he forgot to turn on a burglar alarm.
Former Man United defender Smalling, 31, and ex-Page 3 star Sam, 35, were terrified when the trio burst in last week as they slept.
He told police how the thugs snatched the bracelet and forced him to open the safe at gunpoint in the dawn heist.
Three Rolexes, jewellery and cash were taken.
The gang broke into their villa in the exclusive Appia Antica suburb of Rome, where Smalling now plays for AS Roma.
They were not caught on camera as they were not working properly. The gang fled in a car.
In his statement Smalling told cops: "They didn’t hurt us. They didn’t tie us up or hit us and I can’t even tell you if the guns were real.
“I don’t think they knew who I was as they asked me my name and then made a gesture for cash. I had some money in a bag and gave it to them.”
"A bracelet was taken from my wife's wrist."
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