Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho Thought To Be Victim Of Wimbledon Burglary

Police seek woman caught on CCTV after 'high value' break in on Arthur Road

Mamadou Sakho

Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho and his family are understood to be the victims of what police described as a ‘high value’ burglary in Wimbledon.

Detectives say they received the report of the break in on Arthur Road at around 9pm on 27 December 2019 but are working on the assumption that the burglary was committed at around 1.30pm earlier that day.

They have released a CCTV image (below) of a woman they are keen to trace in connection with the break-in.

Police Seek Woman in Connection With Wimbledon Burglary

PC Dean Shaw, the officer in the case, said: “It is believed that two male suspects carried out this burglary but we would like to speak to the woman pictured as she was seen near the address on the day of the incident and may be able to assist us.

“I would ask anyone that recognises her to contact police on 101, quoting Cad 6287/27Dec19, or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Sakho, aged 29, his wife Majda and their three children were thought to be away when intruders struck at the gated property.

The couple rent the multi-million pound house from former Chelsea and Arsenal player Nicolas Anelka and his wife Barbara Tausia.

Six years ago, the former France international, 40, reportedly chased the “Wimbledon Prowler”, Asdrit Kapaj, through his back garden after an attempted break-in.

Celebrity chef Marcus Wareing was recently a victim of a burglary at his home in Wimbledon last October in which thieves who had flown over from Chile stole items worth £33,000. He had a gold Rolex and two Omega watches worth more than £12,000 stolen. His wife Jane lost jewellery, a £1,500 Cartier watch and a £520 pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.

Four Chilean men, Danko Carvajal-Donaire, aged 20, Claudio Donoso, 20, Nicolas Portilla Astorga, 27, and Jorge Rojas, 22, were detained by police on their way to commit another break-in a few days later. They have all been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

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January 21, 2020