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07th Apr 2024

Premier League striker’s house raided by ‘gang of robbers’ while away with teammates

Ryan Price

The £100 million home is the latest to be targeted by so-called ‘away day’ burglars.

Newcastle United forward Alexander Isak had his house raided by a gang who broke in through the back patio doors of the property while he was away with his team in London, preparing for their clash with Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the multi-million pound property in the Darras Hall estate in Northumberland at around 10pm on Thursday evening.

It is believed that the gang of thieves managed to gain entry to the four-bedroom house through a rear patio door.

It is not known whether any of the Newcastle United number 14’s family members were home at the time of the break-in, nor is there any indication as to what was stolen.

Police did confirm to The Sun, however, that a car was stolen and later found abandoned three miles away in Dissington.

Earlier this year, Isak’s teammate JoeLinton raced home after a group of burglars tripped an alarm while breaking into his home.

The Brazilian, who lives just under a mile away from his Swedish international club-mate, was at St James Park watching his team take on Manchester City when he got a notification on his phone from a home security system that someone had entered his property.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: General view of St James Park before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St. James Park on September 17, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

CCTV footage appeared on his phone showing the masked men rifling through his fiancees designer handbags and jewellery.

The powerful midfielder called the police from the stadium, who arrived to the property before him to find that the attackers had fled.

While no arrests have been made as of yet, police are now believed to be investigating whether both burglaries were carried out by the same group.

A statement from Northumbria Police read: “Enquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us.”

The in-form striker now joins a list of Premier League footballers who have been the apparent victims of what are known as ‘away day raids’ – burglaries carried out by gangs of trained professionals who target the homes of footballers who are playing an away game elsewhere with their team.

Last December, Manchester City star Jack Grealish’s £5.6million Cheshire pad was raided by thieves while he was away playing for Pep Guardiola’s side.

His partner Sasha Attwood, as well as other loved ones, were forced to hide in the home while thieves made off with £1million in watches and other expensive items.

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A year before that incident, Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling was forced to fly back from the Qatar World Cup after raiders struck at his Surrey home.

Manchester defender Victor Lindelof’s wife and two children were forced to lock themselves in a panic room back in February 2022 while burglars ransacked their home in Manchester.

Just three days ago, Alexander Isak was named player of the month by fans after finding the net three times in four consecutive Premier League appearances.

He played during yesterday’s 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, where a Bruno Guimares strike sealed a hard-fought win for Eddie Howe’s Toon Army.

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