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The Guardian - UK
The Guardian - UK
Nadeem Badshah

Man charged with burglary of Raheem Sterling’s Surrey home

Raheem Sterling and Callum Wilson of England look on from the bench prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar
Raheem Sterling (second from right), whose home was burgled while he was playing in the men’s World Cup in Qatar last year. Photograph: Alex Pantling/The FA/Getty Images

A man has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with a break-in at the home of the Chelsea and England footballer Raheem Sterling, Surrey police have said.

Emiliano Krosi, 23, of Ditton Court Road in Southend-on-Sea has been charged with 33 offences of conspiracy to commit burglary. One count relates to the burglary of Sterling’s property in Oxshott, Elmbridge, and was reported to police on 3 December last year during the men’s World Cup in Qatar.

Krosi had been remanded in custody and would appear at Guildford crown court on 21 September, Surrey police said.

Earlier this month, police said all lines of inquiry had been pursued into the burglary and the matter would “sit on file” pending any new information coming to light. They said the victim had been made aware of the decision. The force had not commented further on any new information it received since then.

Jewellery and watches worth £300,000 were reportedly stolen from the property while the former Manchester City and Liverpool player was on World Cup duty. Sterling’s family were not at the property at the time of the incident.

The 28-year-old left England’s World Cup camp in Al Khor to return home after the burglary was reported and missed the victory against Senegal in the last 16. Sterling rejoined the squad for the quarter-final match against France, when the Three Lions were eliminated from the tournament.

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