Armed burglars broke into the Surrey mansion of Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling on Saturday night. According to a spokesperson for the player, the intruders were armed and threatened members of Sterling's family, who were at home at the time of the incident. The burglars stole several valuable items and fled the scene before the police arrived. Sterling was not at home at the time of the burglary.
The incident has sparked outrage and concern among fans and fellow footballers, with many expressing their support for Sterling and his family. The footballer has not yet commented publicly on the incident, but his spokesperson said that he and his family are "obviously shaken up" by the ordeal.
The police have launched an investigation into the burglary and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. It is not yet known whether the burglars targeted Sterling specifically, or if it was a random act of violence.
Sterling has been a key player for Manchester City and England in recent years, helping his team to win the Premier League title and reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup with the national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best young footballers in the world, and his performances on the pitch have earned him a number of individual awards and accolades.
This is not the first time that a high-profile footballer has been targeted by burglars in the UK. In 2017, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren's home was burglarized while he was playing in a Champions League match, and a number of other players have also been victims of similar crimes. These incidents highlight the need for increased security measures to protect players and their families from such incidents.