Love Island star Arabella Chi “feared for her life” when thugs slashed her tyres “dragged her from her car” and attacked her during a terrifying robbery.
The 32-year-old reality TV star is believed to have been targeted by an organised crime gang when her £60,000 car was on board a ferry. She was targeted by two men, reports the Sun.
Model Arabella has recently enjoyed a string of dates with Manchester City defender Ruben Dias. But she was left fearful during Thursday night’s terrifying ordeal.
A source said: “Arabella heard the doors unlock before being dragged out. She was absolutely terrified — but she screamed and fought back.
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“She had no idea what these men wanted and feared the worst. They raided the car for everything they could.”
The robbers made off with Arabella’s luxury handbag, purse, and passport. It is thought she was travelling from Ibiza to Barcelona with dad Paul.
Insiders say she makes the journey every year during the winter. Arabella is said to make the trip in her car so she can bring her dog Astro back to the UK.
The source continued: “Shortly after driving off the ferry, she had car issues with the two back wheels. Her dad realised both tyres had been slashed.
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“With only one spare, they decided Arabella would stay with the car as it was packed full of suitcases and her dad should get an Uber to go and get help.
“When he left the vehicle, she locked herself inside and waited. But once the men saw she was alone, they ran to the vehicle and attacked her.”
The gang are said to have used a device to unlock the car remotely. Arabella is said to have pleaded with the men to let her keep her mobile phone.
Due to the noise, the men appear to have relented and reportedly left the scene shortly after. Arabella’s dad Paul is then said to have returned with the cops after she called him for help.
The Sun claims the star was targeted because thieves look for British number plates. These cars are then broken into or the owners robbed for British passports.
Arabella is now said to be recovering at home with the support of Ruben, 26, and Paul.
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