A student in London, studying in the Kent University, was robbed by 8 knife-robbers in broad day light in his own hostel room. Apparently, the student robbed was the owner of lead crypto coin i.e. Bitcoin and evidently the robbers knew about his Bitcoin holding and forcefully obtained his digital wallet credentials for stealing his Bitcoins. After the incident, the student has went to his home because he was in trauma.
A traumatic event of robbery has occurred to a student who was studying in Kent University of London, UK. It was informed by the robbed student’s mother that her son’s hostel room was stormed by at least 8 robbers. When they made forced entry to the student’s premises they immediately took him hostage.
According to student’s mother, a week before her son started his tuition at the university, he developed interest in cryptocurrencies. She told that some of his friends were interested in cryptocurrencies and crypto craze grew upon her son as well. However, initially, the discussion between her son and his friends was very much limited to digital currencies. But later, it turned into rather more serious talk and during the discussions her son confessed that he owned Bitcoins.
The mother therefore suspects the friends of her son who knew that her son was owner of cryptocurrencies. She is complaining that at least 8 persons made forced entry into her son’s hostel room. They were the alleged friends of her son who then took him hostage and stole his crypto funds.
The student, who was robbed, has informed that in his possession there were Bitcoins worth about GBP 6,000 (approximately US$ 8,200). However, this price only reflects the value of Bitcoin at the relevant time. As of today, the BTC funds stolen from the student worth around US$ 93,000 approximately.
The student further reveals that he is certain that amongst the 8 robbers was one of his close friends. He said that except for his friend, no one else knew about his Bitcoin wealth.
He describes the incident to be most horrifying because when robbers entered the premises, they quickly jumped on him. Two of them grabbed him from his arms while one pointed out knife at his throat and said that he will slit open his throat. He was so scared that he offered them to take whatever they wanted. The robbers first searched his room and stole GBP 3,000 which the student was to pay to the university as tuition fee. They then came to him and asked him to reveal credentials of his Bitcoin wallet. At first he that he owned but they said they knew he owned Bitcoins and insisted him to give them his Bitcoins. At last he gave up and gave them what they needed.
After robbing him, the robbers left and the student first made a call to police and then rushed to University security. He told the incident to police as well as to the University, but neither of the two took any action. Instead, the University advised the victim to change his accommodation. However, his mother is angry perhaps after coming to know that her son was owner of something priceless. She is insisting on the authorities to take up the matter once again and give justice to her son.