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Family of Tottenham Hotspur's Player Robbed at Knifepoint

Family of Tottenham Hotspur's Player Robbed at Knifepoint

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 - 07:30
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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen's family was robbed at knifepoint in their London home while he was on Champions League duty against RB Leipzig in Germany on Tuesday night, the BBC reported.

The report said police had confirmed that four men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the house while Vertonghen's wife and children were inside.

"We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time," the report cited a Tottenham spokesperson as saying.

"We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation," the spokesperson added.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that officers had attended a report of a burglary at a residential address during which a number of items were stolen.

"Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue," the statement said. Vertonghen is the latest footballer to be targeted by criminals.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane's house was burgled while he was playing a Champions League match against Bayern Munich in February last year.

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