A group of unidentified armed men broke into the house of Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and burgled his home while the player was away on Champions League duty with Tottenham on Tuesday.
According to the report by the police, men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the house while Vertonghen’s wife, Sophie and their two kids were inside the house during the attack. Meanwhile, reports also revealed that the burglars did not hurt his wife or his kids they only made away with some valuables in the house.
A statement released by a Met police spokesperson said; “Police were called to a residential address in NW3 at 7.49 pm on 10 March to a report of a burglary. “We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time,” said a Spurs spokesperson.
“Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.”
“We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation.”
While the attack was going on, the Belgian defender was in Germany for the return leg of the’ last-16 defeat against RB Leipzig. The results of that game ended the campaign of Tottenham Hotspur at the Champions League.
It is, however, worthy to know that Jan Vertonghen is the most recent footballer to be targeted by hoodlums and petty criminals. Late in December 2019, some burglars broke into the house of Crystal Palace defender, Mamadou Sakho, they went away with valuables estimated to be around £500,000.
Also, Arsenal playmakers, Mesut Ozil and Dead Kolasinac were on the list of criminals attack too. The duo was attacked by carjackers in July 2019 while they were returning from an event. If asked, Liverpool star player, Sadio Mane will also have something to say about criminal attacks on footballers. The African star had his house in the United Kingdom burgled whole he away in Champions League duty against Bayern Munich in February 2019.