A burglar broke into David Beckham's London home while he and wife Victoria were just downstairs, it has been revealed.
The shocking incident saw the robber raid an upstairs bedroom of the couple's £40 million Holland Park property, stealing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and clothing, with the family left completely unaware they'd been the victims of a burglary.
At the time of the break-in, which took place on February 28, the Beckhams were at home with their youngest child, 10-year-old Harper.
The family only discovered what had happened after their 17-year-old son Cruz returned home from a night out to discover the ransacked bedroom, alerting his parents after spotting glass from the broken window used by the burglar to enter the house.
Beckham then called 999, as he searched the house to check whether the burglar was still inside, while the rest of the family waited downstairs for the police to arrive.
CCTV footage currently being reviewed by police is said to reveal that the burglar climbed over a gate at the front of the house before climbing up to a spare bedroom and breaking in through a window.
They are understood to have successfully made off with a number of the Beckham's valuables, including designer clothes, jewellery and electronics, but apparently did not venture further than the one room where they entered, leaving the family 'shaken up' but unharmed.
"Sadly the Beckhams were the victims of some fairly professional thieves who have been operating in the area," a source told The Sun. "Fortunately the criminals only made it as far as one bedroom before they ran off."
It's not clear whether the intruder was working alone or with an accomplice, however it's believed the break-in at the Beckhams' may be linked to at least two other attempted burglaries in the area.
One of the neighbouring houses that was targeted was found to be empty, while thieves were unable to gain entry to a third property.
It's not clear whether the burglar was aware that it was the Beckhams who owned the house they broke into, however in recent months there have been a string of high profile robberies targeting well-known footballers.
Just earlier this month, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed a gang broke into his mansion while he was playing in a match, with his children at home sleeping, while his teammate Victor Lindelof was also targeted by thieves while playing.