Thieves break into Jamie Oliver's luxury London home
The incident was discovered by a neighbour who dialled 999 when they noticed that a door to the property had been left open
TV chef Jamie Oliver's home has been targeted by thieves, who broke into the £7m house earlier this month.
The raiders forced their way into the garage adjoining the 40-year-old's home in Primrose Hill, north London and stole items belonging to the family.
Jamie and wife Jules - as well as their four children - are believed to have been at their country mansion in Essex during the theft.
Police confirmed that the break-in was discovered by a neighbour who dialled 999 when they noticed a door to the property in Primrose Hill had been left open.
CCTV footage from cameras installed at the four-storey property is now being examined in a bid to track down the thieves.
Locals say burglars target the area during the colder and darker months as many residents either jet off to warmer climes or to their country homes.
One person, who asked not to be named, said: "The police regularly advise us to review our security arrangements at this time of year as burglars are known to scout the area looking for empty homes.
"Jamie's home has got CCTV, but it seems it didn't help in this instance as the burglars got in through the garage."
A spokesman for the Met Police confirmed that the home had been broken into and 'items were removed from the address'.
A spokesman for Jamie Oliver said: "Nothing really to it. Only the adjacent basement broken into. Hardly anything stolen. Nothing 'ransacked'."
It is believed the Oliver family are planning on leaving Primrose Hill home after buying a £10million property nearby in Hampstead, earlier this year.