Sunday 21 January 2018

Arsenal's David Ospina has £16m house raided by burglars as his supermodel wife and children sleep

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, with his wife Jesica Sterling. Credit: Twitter
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, with his wife Jesica Sterling. Credit: Twitter

Leon Watson

Thieves broke into Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina's £16 million home in the dead of night and took his £100,000 Mercedes joyriding, it was revealed on Friday.

The 27-year-old Colombian was playing for his national team when the crooks sneaked undetected into the mansion, in one of London's most exclusive suburbs, while his supermodel wife and children slept.

Returning to his home after training this afternoon the keeper said he was still in the dark about how and why he was targeted.

While police investigate they were withholding details of the raid that saw the car dumped seven miles away in Wembley Park.

Using an aide to interpret he said: "I can't speak about it because the problem is still there and even though the police have the car they can't give all the information.

"We do not know what happened, this happened in the night time and the car was taken away."

Ospina was in Columbia for a 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Peru.

Asked how he felt being thousands of miles from his family when he received the call, he said: "Everything is fine now, the case is with the police and I'm leaving all matters to them."

The footballer arrived back at his nine bedroom home in a grey Land Rover Discovery with tinted windows at around 1.20pm.

He was carrying an Arsenal shirt, a jacket and paperwork.

Alongside the 4x4, a maroon Range Rover was parked on the carriage driveway.

Scotland Yard are yet to make any arrests in connection with burglary they said took place between 11pm on Friday, October 9 and 8am the following morning.

The break-in bears chilling similarities to a horrific robbery endured by the family of Arsenal legend Ian Wright last June.

The former striker was in Brazil for the World Cup as a pundit for ITV when a gang of masked robbers broke into his home in Queen's Park, west London, and held wife Nancy at knifepoint.

They threatened to cut their children's fingers off if she didn't cooperate.

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