Kyrgios breaks silence over Tesla theft
Nick Kyrgios has revealed how he has been impacted by the alleged theft of his Tesla after a man allegedly forced his mother to hand over the keys at gunpoint.
The Australian tennis star helped police track the bright green car after it was allegedly stolen on Monday.
ACT Police said a 32-year-old Canberra man threatened Mr Kyrgios’ mother Noralia with a long-barrel gun and demanded she hand over the keys to her son’s $191,000 Tesla at about 8:30am.
He then allegedly asked her to demonstrate how to drive the vehicle before speeding off.
Mr Kyrgios is said to have tracked his car via the Tesla app and imposed a speed limit which allowed police to find and follow the vehicle.
The world No. 20 took to Instagram to break his silence over the ordeal on Thursday.
“Last couple days has been rough...haven’t slept much and battling a little,” he said.
“Appreciative of all the support.”
ACT police raided a property in Canberra’s south on Tuesday afternoon as a part of their investigations into the incident.
They located a shotgun that was believed to be the firearm used in the robbery as well as two others, a pistol and a .177 air rifle.
They also seized an unreturned rented BMW, commercial-grade fireworks and “substances suspected of being illicit drugs”.
Court documents viewed by NCA NewsWire reveal more detail about the incident.
Ms Kyrgios alerted her son of the man before he called 000 to begin a short pursuit of the vehicle.
The alleged offender was caught after police cordoned off a street in Ainslie and arrested him at about 9:05am.
Ms Kygrios told police interviewers she was fearful that the man would return and “blow a hole in the door”.
The man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning where he was charged with aggravated robbery, failing to stop a motor vehicle for police, driving while suspended, driving a motor vehicle without consent and obstruct/resist public officials.