Athletics

Usain Bolt's father robbed

2013-06-08 08:45
Usain Bolt (File)

Jamaica - The father of Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt was robbed of 400 000 Jamaican dollars (US$4 000) on Friday after leaving the cash in his pickup truck.

Wellesley Bolt told the Jamaica Observer that the money was taken from his vehicle shortly after he had departed a bank in the north coast town of Falmouth.

He had left the money in the truck parked near the town's market and the found that someone had gained entry by smashing the vehicle's driver's side window.

The elder Bolt, who reported the theft to the police, told the newspaper that he believed he had been watched.

"Someone apparently was trailing me," said Bolt, whose son is a six-time Olympic athletics champion that owns the world record at 100m and 200m.

The theft came a day after a rare setback for Usain Bolt on the track in Rome, where he was pipped by American Justin Gatlin in the 100m at the Golden Gala Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

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