FORMER Sunderland defender Andrea Dossena was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at top London store Harrods.
The 33-year-old Italian was arrested at the Knightsbridge department store on Tuesday afternoon.
A 31-year-old woman - understood to be his girlfriend - was also arrested, reported the Liverpool Echo.
Both were later bailed pending further enquiries.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed officers were called to the store yesterday.
The spokesman said: “Police arrested a 33-year-old male and a 31-year-old woman on April 7 on suspicion of shoplifting at Harrods.
“They were taken to a west London police station.
“Both the man and woman have been bailed to a date in late April, pending further enquiries.”
Dossena signed for Liverpool FC in 2008 before going on to sign for Napoli and later Palermo and Sunderland, making seven appearances for the Black Cats in the 2013-14 season.
He is now playing for Leyton Orient.