One of Sergio Perez’s security guards is in a “good condition” after being shot during a car robbery attempt involving the Formula 1 driver’s family on Saturday.
According to local media in Mexico, an incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Guadalajara - Perez’s home city - that saw robbers attempt to seize a vehicle.
A bodyguard of Antonio Perez, the brother of Sergio, was wounded by a gunshot after responding to the robbery attempt of a Jeep Wrangler. It is not confirmed if Perez’s brother was in the vehicle.
“One of the two bodyguards was driving behind this vehicle who noticed the attempted robbery without the thieves noticing," said Mexican newspaper El Informador.
“The bodyguard pulled his weapon from him, and an exchange of shots occurred between the robbers and the guards, in which one of them was injured in the face. The criminals got into a black Chevrolet car and fled the scene.”
Asked about the incident following qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, Perez confirmed the details of the story and revealed that the bodyguard was in a good condition.
“Basically they tried to rob the car of my security, and they hurt one of my security guys with one shot,” Perez said.
“But they basically tried to rob the car, and nothing else going on. He is in a good condition. The police got the robbers.
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