24 Jul Fabinho’s home burgled while he celebrated Liverpool’s Premier League win | UK News
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho’s home was burgled as he celebrated the team’s Premier League win.
Police believe the burglary happened between 3pm on Wednesday and 4am on Thursday, during which time Fabinho was playing Chelsea at Anfield and celebrating the end of the Reds’ 30-year wait to lift the league trophy.
They said they were called to a house in Sefton, Merseyside, in the early hours of Thursday after the occupants found it had been burgled.
Jewellery and a grey Audi RS6 were stolen. The car was later recovered in Wigan.
Police said the house and car targeted in the burglary have been forensically examined and detectives were collecting security footage from around the area.
The 26-year-old Brazil international is the latest star footballer to be targeted by criminals amid warnings that gangs see the multimillionaires as easy pickings.
A string of players have had valuables worth hundreds of thousands of pounds stolen in recent years, as criminals scour their social media and fixtures lists to find opportune moments to strike.
In May, Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli was attacked by armed raiders who stole watches and jewellery from his home.
And in February 2019, Fabinho’s Liverpool’s teammate Sadio Mane had expensive watches, phones and car keys stolen from his house while he was playing at Anfield against Bayern Munich.
The Senegal international, who lives in Allerton, in the south of the city, was also burgled in November 2017 as he played at Anfield in the Champions League.