A gang of buglars broke into John Terry’s £5 million mansion in February and stole his wife’s designer bags and jewellery worth £400,000 (N165million).
The group of thieves, all aged 30 and under, were on Friday jailed for a total of nearly 28 years for carrying out a string of high-value burglaries across Surrey and Sussex.
A report by Evening Standard UK said the burglary gang knew the house would likely be empty after they saw an Instagram post by the former Chelsea star, posing on the slopes of a ski resort in the French Alps.
Armed with axes, the gang broke in and ransacked the family home on February 25.
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The items stolen included a £42,000 snakeskin Hermès bag, Chanel bags worth £8,000, a trophy and a collection of first edition signed Harry Potter books worth £18,000.
Up to £219,000 worth of Cartier jewellery, a £61,000 eternity ring and designer watches were also taken in the 45-minute raid, which began at 10.30pm.
The thieves then went on to raid another four properties or garden sheds in Surrey and Sussex, racking up another £200,000 in stolen goods.
Joshua Sumer was jailed for eight years while Roy Andrew Mark Head, 28, was jailed for seven years and four months. Darren Kevin Eastaugh, 30, was jailed for seven years and three months and OIiver Paul Hart, 25, was jailed for five years and four months.
Sumer and Eastaugh admitted they broke into a house in Moles Hill in Oxshott on February 25. They were disturbed but still made off with the expensive jewellery, cash and handbags.
Eastaugh and Hart admitted an attempted break-in on February 28 at Worple Road, Staines-upon-Thames/Ashford area.
Hart and Sumer admitted breaking into a shed and attempting to break into house at Comptons Lane, Horsham on March 1. On the same day they burgled a house on Grafton Road, Selsey, and stole a safe containing money and jewellery.
Just days later, police found a stolen ring – which had been taken in one of the raids – at Rojan Jewellers in Fulham.
The shop owner, Kye Hardy-King, 25, of Lela Avenue in Hounslow, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and was also sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months and a 20-day rehabilitation order.