Dele Alli intruders ‘got past security guard’ at £2m home before robbery

first_imgTHE intruders who broke into Dele Alli’s £2m mansion before robbing him of his watch and jewellery at knifepoint are believed to have evaded his security guard who stays on the premises at all times.Two burglars armed with knives struck England star Dele, 24, in the face after bursting into his home at around 12.30am on Wednesday, as he played pool with girlfriend Ruby Mae and brother Harry.15 Dele, leaving his home today, was with his brother and girlfriend when the robbers struckCredit: The Mirror15 Dele was spotted driving away from his £2million mansion this morningCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The footballer’s girlfriend Ruby Mae drives away from the house todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The SunThey hit the Tottenham midfielder and his brother in the face before making off with jewellery and three watches worth around £350,000.It is unclear why the security guard was not aware of the two intruders who confronted the footballer after entering through the back of the house, The Telegraph reported.Dele was spotted driving away from his mansion in north London this morning.His model girlfriend, Ruby, was later seen at the wheel of another vehicle.Cops are hunting for the thugs who escaped with the watches and jewellery.Dele was in a downstairs room with long-time partner Ruby, Harry, Harry’s girlfriend and another male friend when the masked bandits burst in.They punched Dele and assaulted another man after demanding the frightened group hand over valuables.One suspect then ran upstairs and ransacked several of the star’s bedrooms.A source told The Sun last night: “The group have all been left extremely shaken.”Dele was still awake and playing pool with the others when the raiders got into the property.”It all kicked off downstairs and Dele was punched in the mouth by one of the two masked robbers.15 Dele has been isolating with girlfriend Ruby Mae during lockdownCredit: Splash News15 Spurs midfielder Dele, 24, was punched in the mouth until he gave over valuables including expensive watchesCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd15 One of the star’s pricey watches, which were targeted in the raid15 Police close to the footballer’s home todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The £2m home Dele was in with his girlfriend and pals at the time of the raid15 After attacking Dele, the raiders took two expensive watches from the star and jewellery belonging to model girlfriend Ruby, also 24Credit: Ruby Mae Instagram”One of Dele’s friends tried to have a go back. He was also beaten.“After stealing two expensive watches from Dele, one of the robbers prowled the upstairs and some items of jewellery were taken.”Last night the Spurs star took to Twitter to reassure fans following the news.He wrote: “Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”‘TERRIFYING ORDEAL’Dele and his injured friend did not require hospital treatment.But sources confirmed they were understandably traumatised by the shocking late-night robbery.Another source close to Dele said: “It was a terrifying ordeal to go through.“The two men who broke in had knives.15 Dele cast a cautious look as he left the plush property todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The footballer arrives for training this morningCredit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun“They grabbed items and they demanded that Dele handed stuff over.“Dele was there with his girlfriend, Harry and his girlfriend, and another man who all live there together so there were a few of them there at the time.“The police were called and spent several hours there collecting statements and CCTV from the property.”It all kicked off and Dele was hit in the mouth by one of the robbers.A sourcePolice believe the £150,000-a-week player could have been deliberately targeted by the robbers.Officers stayed at the house until nearly daybreak yesterday after the armed raid.Teams were scouring footage from Dele’s outside cameras in the hunt for clues.The Barnet property is near the M25 and it is feared the pair would have left the area extremely quickly — especially with so little traffic around during lockdown.Dele has been isolating at the gated home with Ruby and their three friends — including adoptive brother Harry. The pair are said to be extremely close and Harry also acts as Dele’s agent.The Met Police said: “Police were called at approximately 00:35hrs on Wednesday, May 13 to reports of a robbery at a residential address.”Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.— Dele (@dele_official) May 13, 2020 15 It is understood the valuable watches taken from Dele were a Richard Mille and Audemar PiguetCredit: Getty – Contributor15 Dele, 24, was in a downstairs room with his adopted brother, Harry, when robbers burst inCredit: Instagram @Dele15 Dele was playing pool with his girlfriend, Ruby MaeCredit: Ruby Mae : Instagram15 Break-ins at the homes of mega-rich Premier League stars have become commonplace in recent yearsCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd”Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted.“They did not require hospital treatment. There have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”The raid comes just two months after four masked robbers armed with knives and machetes broke into the home of Dele’s Spurs teammate Jan Vertonghen in Hampstead, North London.The gang terrified his wife and young family while the Belgian defender was playing in a Champions League fixture in Germany with ­Tottenham.Aces are the target of raidersDELE Alli is the most recent football figure to be robbed or burgled.More than £1million in valuables was stolen from the London home of the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Burglars got away with £60,000 of jewellery and watches from the house of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.Former England defender Ashley Cole, 39, was attacked by robbers before they made off with jewellery.In January, at least £500,000 of valuables were stolen from Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, 30.Dele was adopted by Harry’s family, the Hickmans, and the brothers started out together as amateur footballers.A source said: “They are brothers and you could not get any two siblings who are closer. They have been locked up in isolation with their partners and another friend during lockdown.“This was the last thing that any of them expected to happen.“The watches and jewellery were obviously worth many thousands of pounds.“But they also had a sentimental value and can’t be replaced in that sense.” The source said security at the house would be reinforced.Break-ins at the homes of mega-rich Premier League stars have become commonplace in recent years.Many players have been forced to seal off access and bolster camera networks.Security for high-profile footballers is now a small industry in itself with many of them protecting themselves with 24 hour guards and even trained dogs.Yet crime has plunged by more than a third in the capital during lockdown.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe house where Dele lives is close to the motorway network and the source said: “Unfortunately the robbers could have come from anywhere. Nobody knows whether Dele was specifically targeted or fell victim to robbers casing houses in the area.“But it is concerning that this comes after Jan’s family home was robbed and it raises worrying questions.”Dele’s official spokeswoman would not comment on the incident.Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD185/13May.Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.last_img read more

Vihiga next, but Kerr’s sights on SuperSport

first_imgK’Ogalo are still unbeaten in the league in six matches despite using a different starting 11 in almost all the games.“We have had four players out on international duty who have come back on Thursday and above that we have that important fixture against SuperSport coming up. We have to look at everyone and the condition they are in but definitely we will need to give some players rest,” the tactician said.He expects a tough duel against Vihiga who they will be facing for the first time.“I don’t know much about them but just like everyone else, they will be coming in to beat Gor Mahia. We expect a tough game but it is a challenge to the players who will be fielded to go out there and get a result. They know what I expect of them,” the tactician further noted.Kerr is still hurting from the narrow 1-0 loss to Esperance in the CAF Champions League, but the tactician hopes his players can take lessons from the tie to make it into the group stages of continental football for the first time in 24 years.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi trying to get the ball from an Esperance player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We have to make sure we are ready focused and fit. The experience of the Esperance game will be vital for us. They (SuperSport) have had a squad together for a long time, the gap is massive but we have to go there believe in ourselves and get results,” Kerr opined.SuperSport have not been in the best of forms locally and sit third from bottom on the log, three points off the relegation zone. It is this precarious situation Matsatsantsa find themselves in that makes it harder for Kerr to plan for the tie.“They have a game against Polokwane on the 4th then they travel here on the 5th so you don’t really know whether the squad they will field is the same as the one that will play us. Also, you don’t really know what their priority is so it will not be easy to plan for them,” Kerr said.“But SuperSport is a club I have known for a while and above all, it will be a very tough game. They are a big team, reached the final last year losing to TP Mazembe, but we should not be scared. Everyone didn’t give us a chance against Esperance but we went in and showed what we can do,” the tactician added.Gor Mahia will make it into the group stages of the Confederation Cup if they win the home and away ties. This will guarantee them at least Sh15mn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has hinted that he will once again rotate his squad as they travel to Kisumu to play Kenyan Premier League new boys Vihiga United on Saturday, his eyes cast on putting up a good show against SuperSport United.The Kenyan champions face the South Africans on April 7 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off and with a continental phase group stage berth at stake, Kerr says he will most definitely put his focus on that.last_img read more