Blogger Jamal Greaves says thieves stole £3,000 worth of designer clothes when they smashed their way into his Mercedes after he left it parked outside a Travelodge while he went to watch Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions
- EXCLUSIVE: Jamal, of Birmingham, was in London to watch BGT: The Champions
- The 25-year-old parked his car outside Wembley Travelodge he was staying in
- He claims a ‘ whole new BoohooMAN wardrobe’ was taken with designer shoes
- Thieves took game console and caused £500 in damage before fleeing scene
Published: 06:26 EDT, 29 July 2019 | Updated: 08:12 EDT, 29 July 2019
A fashion blogger was left devastated after thieves smashed their way into his car and stole an ‘entire new wardrobe’ worth at least £3,000.
Jamal Greaves, 25, got back to his hotel in Wembley, north west London, with his family yesterday to find his car vandalised and belongings gone.
Among the items stolen were a designer pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, Alexander McQueen trainers and a ‘whole wardrobe’ from BoohooMAN.
The thieves, who were seen breaking into his white Mercedes at around 6.30pm, also took a Nintendo Switch and caused £500 in car damage.
The blogger, of Birmingham, had taken his 72-year-old grandmother and the rest of his family to see Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions live show.
Fashion blogger Jamal Greaves, 25, got back to his hotel in Wembley, north west London, with his family yesterday to find his car vandalised and belongings gone
Jamal’s white Mercedes Benz is pictured with the windows smashed in and covered with bin liners
Shards of glass from Jamal’s broken windows are pictured on the ground of the car park at Travelodge Wembley
But on their return to the Travelodge car park at 11.30pm they found they had been targeted by thieves.
Jamal told MailOnline: ‘It’s upsetting because I just wanted to do something nice for my family.
‘They are massive BGT fans so I surprised them with tickets to the semi final and we were in such high spirits when we left – only to find that had happened to me.’
The 25-year-old, who has met the likes of Ariana Grande, Harry Styles and Little Mix through his Jamal’s World business, wasn’t going to stay overnight in London but decided it would be better for his grandmother to rest after their evening out.
Jamal is pictured with girl band Little Mix. He is now £3,500 out of pocket after the burglary
The 25-year-old blogger is pictured with singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester One Love concert to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack
A younger Jamal is pictured with One Direction star Harry Styles
He took to social media to share his anger and report the crime to police
He added: ‘I pulled up to the hotel with my family and I said to my Uber driver, ‘oh be careful there’s glass on the floor, don’t drive over it.’
‘Then I noticed it was right next to my car and said ‘oh my god let me out I need to check my car’ before I realised my windows were smashed.’
Jamal says his grandmother and uncle were badly shaken after his coat and disability badges were taken in the car burglary.
He took to social media to share his anger, tweeting: ‘What the f*** is wrong with people, everything I worked hard for stolen!
Jamal is pictured second left with his uncle, left, boyfriend, centre right and grandmother, 72, far right
The blogger had taken his 72-year-old grandmother and the rest of his family to see Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions live show
‘I had a whole new wardrobe from BoohooMan. My Christian Louboutin’s everything stolen from my car even down to my personalised suitcase I’m just so angry so upset and so annoyed.’
He later added: ‘I leave my car parked at a Travelodge in London where I’m staying over night get back from what was an amazing night to find my car smashed and robbed I’m so upset and so angry.’
Jamal says he cannot get any money back from his insurance company and has been left £3,500 out of pocket.
He is still waiting for a workman to repair his smashed windows so he can travel home with his family to Birmingham.
MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
Jamal and his family were staying at the Travelodge in Wembley, north west London