Newly released court documents have revealed that Nick Kyrgios’ mother was held at gunpoint during a robbery that saw the tennis player lose one of his favourite vehicles to a rogue Canberra man earlier this week. Unsurprisingly, the nation has rallied in support of one of its favourite sporting stars.
For many years now, Nick Kyrgios has been recognised as one of Australia’s most-talented and most-loved athletes, even if he is prone to the occasional emotional outburst that we’d all rather put behind us for the sake of the nation’s image…
In newly released court documents, it has been revealed that Kyrgios’ mother, Norlaila, was allegedly held at gunpoint by a 32-year-old Canberra man on Monday, who then stole her son’s luxury green Tesla valued at approximately $191,000.
The man threatened Norlaila Kygrios before demanding she hand over the keys to the vehicle. Evidently not one for extensive preparation, he then asked her to demonstrate how to drive the car before speeding away.
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Fortunately, Kyrgios was able to track the car’s movements via GPS tracking and the police were quickly called to the scene.
Police pursued the car for a short time before the chase was abandoned due to safety concerns for other road users. However, the car was eventually recovered after Kyrgios was able to track it down using an app on his phone.
The man was later arrested at his home in Ainslie and charged with multiple crimes including: aggravated robbery, driving a stolen vehicle, furious driving, and failing to stop for police.
Kyrgios is known to be very close to his mother and shared his love for her via social media on her birthday last year. However, Kyrgios’ relations with the women in his life haven’t always been so saccharine…
In a somewhat less endearing turn of events, earlier this year he also took to social media and issued an apology after having an assault charge dismissed despite confessing to shoving his ex-girlfriend during a night out.
The man who allegedly held Norlaila Kygrios at gunpoint faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he was denied bail and ordered to return to court at a later date.
ACT Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dash-cam footage of it to contact the Crime Stoppers ACT website.