Scheming burglary gang who raided John Terry's £5 million mansion

Ruben Hill
July 28, 2017

The thieves then went on to raid another four properties or garden sheds in Surrey and Sussex, racking up another £200,000 in stolen goods.

The group of thieves, all aged 30 and under, were today jailed for a total of almost 28 years for carrying out a string of high-value burglaries across Surrey and Sussex. "The most high-profile and best example of this, was the burglary of former England football captain, John Terry's, home address", said Rossano Scamardella, prosecuting.

Kingston Crown Court heard how the England ace's wife, Toni, had so many handbags that they couldn't carry them all out of the house.

A gang of burglars took advantage of the opportunity, strolling around the property in Oxshott, Surrey, with axes and spending hours helping themselves to designer handbags worth £126,000 and rare signed first edition Harry Potter books valued at £18,000, according to reports.

"It might have been a mistake to post a family photograph on social media to show that he was away on holiday", she said. His home was deliberately targeted and the master bedroom suite was ransacked'.

Darren Eastaugh, 30, Joshua Sumer, 27, Roy Head, 28, and 25-year-old Oliver Hart pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit burglary.

The burglaries took place in Surrey and Sussex.

Hart has been jailed for five years and four months.

Kye Hardy-King, 25, of Hounslow, London, who admitted handling stolen goods: 12-month sentence suspended for a year, two-month curfew and rehabilitation.

"The loss to victims was substantial with a total value for the seven offences in the region of £600,000".

After the hearing, Det Con Phil Carter said the gang had targeted high-value homes, some with the occupants present which was likely to have been "very upsetting".

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