Liverpool star Roberto Firmino robbed by hooded gang

By Mirror: Monday, January 9th 2017 at 10:11 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
Roberto Firmino with his wife and two young children [PHOTO: COURTESY]

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has become the latest footballer to be targeted by burglars, it emerged last night.

The Brazilian winger's home was reportedly raided by a hooded gang who stole jewellery, wat­ches and clothes worth £70,000.

Thieves are thought to have spent days watching the 25-year-old's house, in a leafy Liverpool suburb, according to The Sun.

The crooks were reportedly disturbed on a previous attempted burglary, but returned once the star and his family had left the property.

Firmino was moved to a hotel with his wife and two young children following the raid on December 22 and are now protected at home by a club security team, the newspaper reported.

Police are probing the burglary but have yet to trace any suspects or recover any of the stolen items.

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One of the suspects is believed to have been wearing a blue Puffa jacket.

Merseyside Police Det Insp Steve Christian told The Sun: “While the occupiers were not in at the time, it has clearly been very upsetting to find their home has been ­targeted in this way."

Firmino, who faces a drink-drive charge after being pulled over on Christmas Eve, is the latest in a string of footballers to have been targeted by burglars.

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