It can take a while to feel comfortable in your house again after a break-in or home burglary, even for global superstars like Victoria Beckham, who has admitted to feeling afraid to stay in her London property after thieves targeted it.
The Beckhams’ £40 million house in London’s Holland Park was broken into at the end of February, while the family were in the house, The Mirror revealed.
It was reported their 17-year-old son Cruz discovered the break in when he came home late one night and found broken glass on the floor.
The thief took off with thousands of pounds worth of electrical items and designer goods while former footballer David, 46, and his ten-year-old daughter Harper were downstairs unaware.
Since this incident, Victoria, 47, has been reportedly worried about staying at the West London property, a source told Heat magazine.
“[She] is refusing to stay there without David,” they stated, adding: “They had state-of-the-art security in place already but they’re ramping it up even more.”
Although the mother-of-four fashion designer is staying strong for their youngest child, she “can’t shake the feeling of knowing someone was watching them and casing the house”.
It is thought the masked thief entered through an upstairs window and targeted objects from a spare bedroom.
A source told The Sun CCTV footage of the incident was given to the police, showing the burglar climbing over the gate at the front of the house.
“He then shimmied up the house and broke in through the window of a spare bedroom,” it was added, with the source noting most of the neighbours also have home security guarding their properties.
For additional protection, consider access control and door entry systems.