- Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint last Friday, Valentine’s Day, in London, E! News reported on Tuesday.
- Police told E! News they were investigating an armed robbery in the Hampstead area of London where the incident occurred.
- The “Adore You” singer “played it cool” and provided cash when the assailant demanded it.
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Harry Styles was robbed at knifepoint on Valentine’s Day,E! News reported on Tuesday. Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet arrested a suspect.
According to the E! News report, the robbery occurred late Friday night during Styles’ visit in the Hampstead area of London.
“Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23.50hrs on Friday, 14 February,” London’s Metropolitan Police told E! News. “It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him.”
Police told E! that the investigation into the robbery in the area is ongoing and that they have not made any arrests in the case.
The news of the robbery was originally reported earlier Tuesday by the UK-based Mirror Online, which cited a source who described the 26-year-old singer-songwriter’s “calm” demeanour during the armed robbery.
“He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with,” an unidentified source told Mirror.
“Understandably though it left him very shaken up afterwards,” they added.
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Days after the robbery, the “Adore You” singer appeared unshaken on the red carpet for the Brit Awards Tuesday evening in the UK.GQ Magazine even said the Styles had “outdone himself” with his red carpet style. There was speculation that the former One Direction singer wore a black ribbon on his outfit to honour his late ex-girlfriend, UK television presenter Caroline Flack, who was found dead over the weekend in her apartment.
Styles performed at the award show, where he is nominated for two awards at the UK award ceremony, Best British Album, and Best Male Solo Artist.
Representatives for Styles’ management team did not immediately respond for comment.