Burglars stole Sam Allardyce's fake Rolex watch

Anthony Jackson

Sam Allardyce

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BURGLARS broke into football manager Sam Allardyce’s home and stole a fake designer watch, a court heard.

They broke into his house in Bromley Cross as Mr Allardyce, known as “Big Sam”, was with his West Ham squad for a match against Crystal Palace in London on December 3.

And yesterday Anthony Jackson appeared at Bolton Crown Court charged with handling the stolen watch. He claimed he bought it from another man.

He was jailed for two years for handling and for breaking into a house in Bradshaw.

Former Bolton Wanderers manager Mr Allardyce has praised police for their swift response following the break-in.

He said: “The magnificent and early response by the police was outstanding and one of the main reasons that this man has been caught and I’m very pleased that he has been brought to justice.”

Police arrived within five minutes of the burglar alarm going off at Mr Allardyce’s home, Bolton Crown Court heard, but by then a “Rolex” watch had been taken from a bedside table.

West Ham lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace and, in a post-match interview Mr Allardyce declared himself “frustrated and angry” with his team’s performance.

Prosecuting barrister Roger Brown said: “It was probably known to the burglars that the owner was not there at the time because he has got a job in West Ham.”


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Jackson pleaded guilty to handling the manager’s watch, plus a burglary at another upmarket Bolton house.

Defending barrister, Nicholas Ross, said: “It was certainly not a good day for Mr Allardyce.”

Mr Brown said that, following the burglary at Mr Allardyce’s home, police had initially valued his missing watch at £500, but then it was discovered the timepiece was a fake and was awaiting repair at the time it was taken.

When arrested two days later Jackson, aged 21, of Halliwell Road, Bolton, claimed he had bought the watch from a man in Cheetham Hill, but Mr Allardyce identified it as his.

Mr Ross told Bolton Crown Court: “He (Jackson) realised himself that it was probably a fake or counterfeit watch.

“He was gobsmacked when he learned it belonged to the manager of West Ham football club.”

Mr Brown said that police also recovered a wallet at Jackson’s home, which he had stolen in a burglary at a house off Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw, on November 20.

He added that the owners, Ian and Karen Thorpe, went to work at 7am, leaving the property secure.

But gardeners, who arrived at the home in the afternoon, discovered patio doors had been broken and the house, and the adjoining self-contained flat used by the owners’ son, had been ransacked.

Contents to the value of £4,800 were stolen and CCTV footage showed two men inside the house.

Blood discovered in the flat was identified as belonging to Jackson.

Mr Ross said the burglary was committed out of desperation as Jackson, who has a criminal record dating back to 2006, owed money for rent and had lost a part-time market job.

“I can’t believe I have sunk so low,” he told police after he was arrested.

Recorder Abigail Hudson jailed Jackson for two years.

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10:23am Sat 1 Feb 14

ALI MINIUM KHAN says...

arrest sam for having fake goods
arrest sam for having fake goods ALI MINIUM KHAN
  • Score: 14

10:47am Sat 1 Feb 14

thomas222 says...

Are fake watches still illegal or do wealthy people get a yellow card while normal ones get a red.
Are fake watches still illegal or do wealthy people get a yellow card while normal ones get a red. thomas222
  • Score: 20

12:28pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity.

I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol.

Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.
Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity. I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol. Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Sat 1 Feb 14

MarkAllRead says...

GPRS tag?!

Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment.
GPRS tag?! Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment. MarkAllRead
  • Score: -2

3:47pm Sat 1 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

Why not let Big Sam sort this out himself,he could FAKE out the scrote with a left jab then beat the crap out of him with a few GENUINE right hand upper cuts.Come on back to the Wanderers Sam then you could spend more time at home.
Why not let Big Sam sort this out himself,he could FAKE out the scrote with a left jab then beat the crap out of him with a few GENUINE right hand upper cuts.Come on back to the Wanderers Sam then you could spend more time at home. boltonnut
  • Score: 4

6:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

boydell says...

If the watch hadn't been found, how much would the insurance firm have paid up for the loss....Just makes you wonder !!
If the watch hadn't been found, how much would the insurance firm have paid up for the loss....Just makes you wonder !! boydell
  • Score: 8

6:56pm Sat 1 Feb 14

JustBecause says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity.

I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol.

Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.
Get a decent alarm and the police will attend !

All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations.

A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only.

The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity. I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol. Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.[/p][/quote]Get a decent alarm and the police will attend ! All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations. A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only. The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation. JustBecause
  • Score: -6

7:02pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Bolton born and breed says...

I'm concerned how some football fans would be upset that an ex Bolton managers house has been robbed and counterfeit goods was taken from there . When if a house in the estate where they lived was robbed they wouldn't give it a second thought . I don't agree with any form of robbery and the fact I know the boy in question how robbed Sam makes me sick to the stomach . I know it's not just the personal items no matter if they are FAKE or not that is taken in a robbery it's also the feeling that your home is your safe haven . Has the father of Anthony r Jackson I am personally disgusted in the things he's lowered himself to do .
I'm concerned how some football fans would be upset that an ex Bolton managers house has been robbed and counterfeit goods was taken from there . When if a house in the estate where they lived was robbed they wouldn't give it a second thought . I don't agree with any form of robbery and the fact I know the boy in question how robbed Sam makes me sick to the stomach . I know it's not just the personal items no matter if they are FAKE or not that is taken in a robbery it's also the feeling that your home is your safe haven . Has the father of Anthony r Jackson I am personally disgusted in the things he's lowered himself to do . Bolton born and breed
  • Score: -4

11:34pm Sat 1 Feb 14

bubsnan says...

Before Mr Jackson speaks about his son can he look at his own behaviour in his life and then call the kettel black
Before Mr Jackson speaks about his son can he look at his own behaviour in his life and then call the kettel black bubsnan
  • Score: 2

11:50pm Sat 1 Feb 14

lv8151 says...

bubsnan wrote:
Before Mr Jackson speaks about his son can he look at his own behaviour in his life and then call the kettel black
and i suppose you will take full responsibility and blame for all your childrens actions and mistakes through out their lives .... thats a big cross to bare and i know for a fact some of the things i have done had nothing to do with how i was raised ..... they were my decisions .... how you can blame the father i do not know!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bubsnan[/bold] wrote: Before Mr Jackson speaks about his son can he look at his own behaviour in his life and then call the kettel black[/p][/quote]and i suppose you will take full responsibility and blame for all your childrens actions and mistakes through out their lives .... thats a big cross to bare and i know for a fact some of the things i have done had nothing to do with how i was raised ..... they were my decisions .... how you can blame the father i do not know!!!!!!!! lv8151
  • Score: 5

12:30am Sun 2 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

Is "Big Sam" going to be prosecuted for having fake designer goods? Is it an offence to buy them?
Is "Big Sam" going to be prosecuted for having fake designer goods? Is it an offence to buy them? Donkey Stone
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Sun 2 Feb 14

bubsnan says...

To answer Iv8151 I would have to take some responsibility if my child did something wrong because it would mean I failed somewhere but as I have personal knowledge of Mr Jackson then yes he needs to take his responsibility for his children and what they seen with him and again pot and kettle comes to mind
To answer Iv8151 I would have to take some responsibility if my child did something wrong because it would mean I failed somewhere but as I have personal knowledge of Mr Jackson then yes he needs to take his responsibility for his children and what they seen with him and again pot and kettle comes to mind bubsnan
  • Score: 12

8:45pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
GPRS tag?!

Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment.
yes tag the fecking lot of them. Or do you not agree. Ah you are one of those that will stand across the road while those sh!theads clobber an old lady, the day after they came out of jail.

idiot!
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: GPRS tag?! Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment.[/p][/quote]yes tag the fecking lot of them. Or do you not agree. Ah you are one of those that will stand across the road while those sh!theads clobber an old lady, the day after they came out of jail. idiot! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

JustBecause wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity.

I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol.

Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.
Get a decent alarm and the police will attend !

All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations.

A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only.

The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation.
Well that is bullsh!t because firstly the company phone you, after the third attemot from an automated call they may call you. And after that the police may attend if they can be ar$ed to call them.

I have ADT so what is your point???
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity. I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol. Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.[/p][/quote]Get a decent alarm and the police will attend ! All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations. A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only. The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation.[/p][/quote]Well that is bullsh!t because firstly the company phone you, after the third attemot from an automated call they may call you. And after that the police may attend if they can be ar$ed to call them. I have ADT so what is your point??? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
GPRS tag?!

Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment.
yes tag the fecking lot of them. Or do you not agree. Ah you are one of those that will stand across the road while those sh!theads clobber an old lady, the day after they came out of jail.

idiot!
To add I we only use monitored so we know when to switch the alarm off and notify the insurance if there is a break in. That is all it is good for but better than being away and not knowing WTF.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: GPRS tag?! Anyway, Sam probably has a monitored alarm, hence the police can react to it going off and get there quicker. Sure, not everyone can afford the £25 per month, but they're not giving Sam specific preferential treatment.[/p][/quote]yes tag the fecking lot of them. Or do you not agree. Ah you are one of those that will stand across the road while those sh!theads clobber an old lady, the day after they came out of jail. idiot![/p][/quote]To add I we only use monitored so we know when to switch the alarm off and notify the insurance if there is a break in. That is all it is good for but better than being away and not knowing WTF. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

JustBecause wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity.

I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol.

Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.
Get a decent alarm and the police will attend !

All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations.

A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only.

The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation.
They don't turn up when you ring them, never mind when an alarm goes off.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: Seems the wealthier get a call out from police within 5-minutes when everybody else has to put up with house alarms going off for several hours without even a sniff of a cop located within miles of the vicinity. I doubt Sam bought the watch as a fake, more a present or someone on Camden Market lol. Anyway, a criminal record that goes back to 2006? Hmmm look it isn't breaking anyone's human rights who wish to be persistent offenders to have a GPRS tag attached to their person. I know I'm a conspiracy theorist, a Truther but I am also a realist. If these people cannot help themselves or refuse to stop pilfering, mugging etc, then it is time for total monitoring - bring in a few jobs while the government are at it. Surely it makes sense to give jobs to people as part of a police criminal monitoring service than these criminals constantly costing money from the public purse, victims of crime and insurers??? Tag them now and keep the tags on persistent offenders for however long it takes for them to become a law abiding, working member of society - even if that means life.[/p][/quote]Get a decent alarm and the police will attend ! All monitored alarms must have the ability to be confirmed or not, this stops police attending false activations. A confirmed alarm means 2 detectors have triggered and will get a police response, usually a fast one. a none confirmed ie one detector is classed as dispatch a key holder only. The system works well, as a confirmed alarm is highly likely to be a genuine activation.[/p][/quote]They don't turn up when you ring them, never mind when an alarm goes off. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 2

9:05am Mon 3 Feb 14

Gore Seer says...

My Friend Paid £35 For A New Fake Rolex Lovely Fake, The Thief Got Two Years At A Cost Of £50,000 To Us, Me Thinks Crime Pays.
My Friend Paid £35 For A New Fake Rolex Lovely Fake, The Thief Got Two Years At A Cost Of £50,000 To Us, Me Thinks Crime Pays. Gore Seer
  • Score: 1

10:46am Mon 3 Feb 14

myfanwy7 says...

With Sam being reportedly paid just under £3m at West Ham I should think he could afford a genuine Rolex! He could even leave Bromley Cross for somewhere more in keeping with his earnings - Horwich for instance. There might even be a job going there soon.
With Sam being reportedly paid just under £3m at West Ham I should think he could afford a genuine Rolex! He could even leave Bromley Cross for somewhere more in keeping with his earnings - Horwich for instance. There might even be a job going there soon. myfanwy7
  • Score: 1

12:09pm Mon 3 Feb 14

mark foley says...

You after admit , there's a funny side to it , he must have seen the Watch and thought ,money ,pound notes , and left everything else .................lov
e to have seen is face in the pawn shop ..........its worth £5.00 quid mate.....if you get the CCTV Mr. policemen ,let us all see it,....

and Sam , Best auntie theft device ,you come up with there ... were can I get a blowup, Rolls - Royce...............
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You after admit , there's a funny side to it , he must have seen the Watch and thought ,money ,pound notes , and left everything else .................lov e to have seen is face in the pawn shop ..........its worth £5.00 quid mate.....if you get the CCTV Mr. policemen ,let us all see it,.... and Sam , Best auntie theft device ,you come up with there ... were can I get a blowup, Rolls - Royce............... .................... mark foley
  • Score: 1

11:50am Tue 4 Feb 14

Bolton321 says...

This guy robbed my house to! i hope he rots!!!! he has burgled 5 houses in the last 2 months that i know of! disgusting! he should have been sent down sooner. throw away the key he does not deserve to walk the streets
This guy robbed my house to! i hope he rots!!!! he has burgled 5 houses in the last 2 months that i know of! disgusting! he should have been sent down sooner. throw away the key he does not deserve to walk the streets Bolton321
  • Score: 3

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