Jan Vertonghen’s family turned into as soon as held at knifepoint as four armed males burgled his home while he turned into as soon as on Champions League duty with Tottenham on Tuesday.
Police confirmed males carrying balaclavas forced their manner into the home while his wife and children had been inside of.
The 32-One year-inclined Belgium defender turned into as soon as in Germany for the 2d leg of Spurs’closing-16 defeat against RB Leipzig.
“Now we had been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time,” mentioned a Spurs spokesperson.
“We support somebody who has any knowledge to come forward to support the police with their investigation.”
A Met Police spokesman mentioned: “Police had been called to a residential address in NW3 at 7.49pm on 10 March to a snarl of a housebreaking.
“Officers attended. It turned into as soon as reported four males carrying balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry to the property and stolen a series of items forward of leaving.
“No one turned into as soon as injured. The suspects had left the scene forward of officers arrived. There had been no arrests and inquiries continue.”
Vertonghen is the latest footballer to be targeted by criminals.
In December burglars broke into the London home of Crystal Palace defender, Mamadou Sakho,reportedly stealingvaluables price greater than £500,000.
Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac had beenattacked by carjackersin July 2019, while Liverpool forward Sadio Manehad his homeburgled while he turned into as soon as playing in a Champions League closing-16 tie against Bayern Munich in February 2019.