Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen’s family were the victims of an armed home invasion and robbery by four balaclava-wearing assailants while Spurs were in Germany playing against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Thankfully, no one was injured, but the Vertonghen home was was burglarized.
According to HLN, the robbers broke into Vertonghen’s home and threatened his wife and two young children while wielding machetes.
The four men broke into the Red Devil’s family last Tuesday while Vertonghen and his club were away for Champions League commitments with Tottenham against RB Leipzig.
Vertonghen’s wife Sophie De Vries and their two children, daughter Leyla and their son, were at their North London home at around 8pm when a quartet entered the property. They demanded valuables and cash.
According to police sources, the men threatened the family with machetes, large knives. Vertonghen’s wife left the robbers under threat. They eventually ran off with electronic stuff.
Police were called to the home after the men left, but thankfully no one was injured.. Vertonghen was notified of the incident before the conclusion of the 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig.
A Spurs spokesperson, according to the BBC, released the following statement:
“We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time. We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation.”
Obviously this is horrible. Jan and Sophie have two very young (and adorable) children and I can’t imagine how traumatic this must be for everyone involved. Hopefully the assailants can be found and arrested.