Exclusive: Millwall launch probe into dressing room thefts

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MILLWALL have launched an internal investigation after several first-team players had expensive watches stolen from the club's training ground.

As many as five watches, worth thousands of pounds, have disappeared during a spate of thefts dating back to last season and the Lions have confirmed that they are trying to identity who is responsible.

A source admitted to NewsAtDen that the club suspects an employee – possibly even a player – is involved, rather than a member of the public.

Millwall called in the Metropolitan Police in March when two watches were taken from the club's Calmont Road training base within three days of each other.

A probe was launched but a police spokesperson said that "no suspects came to light and no arrests were made after both incidents were thoroughly investigated."

However, more watches have been taken this season – one just last week – and Millwall have now stepped up their efforts to identify the culprit.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

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