NikkieTutorials and fiancé Dylan Drossaers robbed at gunpoint in their own home
10 August 2020, 11:50
"Dylan and myself got attacked but physically we are okay. Mentally it’s a whole other story."
According to reports by Dutch news outlets, at least three intruders, one of whom was suspected to have a gun, invaded Nikkie's home in Uden, Netherlands. It is thought the burglary occurred after Nikkie, real name Nikkie de Jager, had taken her parents out for dinner, but it's unclear if anything was taken from the couple's home at this time.
The YouTuber released a statement about the terrifying attack on Twitter and Instagram on Saturday (Aug 8). "Earlier today one of my biggest nightmares became reality when we got robbed under gunpoint at our own home," she wrote. "Dylan and myself got attacked but physically we are okay. Mentally it’s a whole other story.
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"I'm writing this message for now to let you know that we are 'okay' and safe. Thank you for understanding as I take the next couple of days to myself."
Police have confirmed that one of the residents of the house suffered "superficial injuries" on Twitter. "Just reported a robbery on a house in #Uden. The perpetrators threatened the residents with possibly a firearm and took an unknown loot from them," they tweeted.
"There are at least three perpetrators who fled in a beige passenger car towards the A50. One of the residents suffered superficial injuries. We conduct research at the location, such as hearing witnesses. Our forensic investigation department will also carry out a trace investigation."
Nikkie was supported by YouTubers like Jeffree Star, James Charles and Manny MUA, who sent her messages of encouragement on Twitter.
"Oh my god that is so fucking horrible and terrifying!! love you and we are all here for you," Jeffree wrote. "I'm so fucking glad you are okay. I love you so so so so so much," James added.
Oh my god that is so fucking horrible and terrifying!! 💔 love you and we are all here for you.— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 8, 2020
I’m so fucking glad you are okay 😭🙏🏻 I love you so so so so so much— James Charles (@jamescharles) August 8, 2020
sending you prayers nikkie. that is truly HORRIBLE and i’m so sorry you had to go through that! 😔❤️— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) August 8, 2020
Meanwhile, Manny wrote: "sending you prayers nikkie. that is truly HORRIBLE and i’m so sorry you had to go through that!."