Burglars recently targeted Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Cheshire Chamberlain’s mansion while the couple was at home with their son.
The Little Mix singer, 29, and Liverpool FC midfielder Alex, 29, had their £3.5 million mansion broken into while they were downstairs, with many expensive items stolen, including jewelry and designer handbags.
The couple lives in Cheshire with their one-year-old son Axel, who was present during the terrifying burglary, and sources say they are now “terrified” for their safety as a result of the incident.
A friend of the famous couple told The Sun, “It’s just the most violating thing — to think that someone has been all over their belongings before they even realized what was happening is so upsetting.”
“The audacity of doing it while they were inside is terrifying, and obviously they’re heartbroken that so many valuable items that meant so much to them — not just financially — have been taken.” This is their dream home, and they enjoy spending time together as a family there.
“Suddenly it feels tarnished,” the friend added, “but they’re determined to get on with their lives, and obviously they’ll take every necessary step to ensure they’re completely secure in the future.”
OK! has requested comments from Alex and Perrie’s representatives.
Cheshire Police confirmed to The Sun that officers were called to the burglary at 10.45 p.m. on Tuesday night. “The offenders broke into the home and stole jewelry and handbags while the occupants were inside,” they said.
Detectives are now closely scrutinizing CCTV footage in search of leads.
Sir Alex Ferguson, 80, and Raphael Varane, 29, are among the famous faces who live nearby Perrie and Alex.
One of the couple’s neighbors described the burglary as a “real worry,” adding that the street is “very quiet.”
“This latest break-in is extremely concerning. This is a very quiet street with very good security, so it’s quite frightening that these thugs feel comfortable enough to break in — especially when people are inside. “It had to be terrifying,” they said.
Perrie and Alex bought the house about a year ago and have been busy transforming it into their ideal family home in preparation for the birth of their first child in 2021.
The couple began dating in 2016, and they publicly confirmed their relationship in 2017. Perrie and Alex announced their plans to become parents for the first time in May 2021, with their baby son due three months later.
Alex proposed to his long-term girlfriend earlier this year while on vacation, and the couple is now planning to marry in the future.