Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen's family held at knifepoint while he was away on UEFA Champions League duty
A police report from the incident states that Vertonghen's wife and children were threatened when four men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the player's London home while the 32-year-old was in Germany for the second leg of his team's UEFA Champions League tie with RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Tottenham Hotspur said that they have been providing support to Vertonghen's family following the incident.Also on rt.com New footage shows Arsenal star Kolasinac face down knife thug as 2nd man pleads guilty to attempted robbery (VIDEO)
"We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time," the club announced.
"We encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to help the police with their investigation."
Per the official report, police were called to a London residence just before 8pm on March 10 after receiving a call related to the robbery.
"Officers attended," it states.
"It was reported four men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry to the property and stolen a number of items before leaving.Also on rt.com Carjacked: UFC champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil
"Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue."
This is the latest such incident of burglars targeting the homes of footballers in the UK who are known to be away traveling with their club.
In December, Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho had over $600,000 worth of property stolen in a similar incident.