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Williams questioned over robbery

Robbie Williams
Williams is on holiday in the Exuma district of the Bahamas

Police in the Bahamas have questioned Robbie Williams over a theft from two photographers who had taken shots of him while on holiday in Exuma.

The paparazzi said they got into an argument with the pop star's entourage while photographing him on Sunday.

Hours later, they claimed, four armed men broke into their hotel room and stole $20,000 (£12,294) of equipment.

Police superintendent Ellsworth Moss said Williams, who rose to fame as part of Take That, was not a suspect.

"We don't think he was the one who actually committed the robbery, but it may have been a spin-off or may have been triggered by what reportedly happened with his party on the beach," Mr Moss told the Associated Press news agency.

Ongoing investigation

Assistant Commissioner of Police Raymond Gibson said two men were in custody in connection with the case.

He did not disclose further details, saying the investigation was continuing.

A phone call to Williams' representative in London was not immediately returned.

The 35-year-old star has not released any material since his "experimental" electro-pop album Rudebox in 2006.

He has recently recorded new tracks with Frankie Goes To Hollywood producer Trevor Horn.

A message on Horn's website says Williams' new album is due out later this year.



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