Gerrard latest victim of Liverpool burglars


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Feb 11, 2007
Gerrard latest victim of Liverpool burglars

'Four men, wearing dark clothing, hoods and balaclavas, entered the property and stole jewellery'

Staff and agencies
Wednesday December 12, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Steven Gerrard last night became the sixth Liverpool footballer to have his house burgled in the last 18 months. While Gerrard was playing - and scoring - in Liverpool's impressive Champions League win over Marseille, his wife Alex Curran and another woman were confronted by four burglars at the couple's mansion in Formby, Merseyside.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that four men entered the property just before 9.30pm and stole items of jewellery. She said forensic examination of the property was taking place today and house-to-house inquiries had begun.

"We are investigating a confrontational burglary which took place at around 9.30pm last night," confirmed the spokeswoman. "Four men, wearing dark clothing, hoods and balaclavas, entered the property and stole items of jewellery. We cannot confirm the nature of the confrontation. The female resident, and another woman who was in the house at the time, were left shaken but uninjured."
Last night's incident is the latest in long line of burglaries on the homes of Liverpool players, which started in June 2006 when thieves entered the home of former goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek and took his Porsche, jewellery and a large haul of football memorabilia from his career, including his European Cup winners' medal from Liverpool's win over Milan in 2005.

Pepe Reina's home in Wooton was burgled while he played in last May's Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea. Jewellery, a Bang and Olufsen entertainment system, personal documents and a grey Porsche Cayenne with Spanish number plates were taken.

Daniel Agger had his Wirral home burgled in September 2006, and striker Peter Crouch's house in Alderley Edge was broken into during in the same month while he was playing for England.

Last month, Dirk Kuyt's home in Woolton was also burgled while he was playing a Euro 2008 qualifier with Holland.
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