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Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender's family held at knifepoint during burglary

Jan Vertonghen
Image: Jan Vertonghen was in Germany with the Tottenham squad when the burglary took place

The family of Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen have escaped unhurt after four men armed with knives burgled the defender's home while he was on Champions League duty on Tuesday.

Police have confirmed the men, who were wearing balaclavas, forced their way inside Vertonghen's north London address and stole a number of items before leaving.

The incident happened on Tuesday March 10 while Vertonghen was in Germany with the Tottenham squad for their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against RB Leipzig.

A Tottenham spokesperson said: "We have been supporting Jan and his family through this terribly traumatic time."

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called to a residential address in NW3 at 7.49pm on 10 March to a report of a burglary.

"Officers attended. It was reported four men wearing balaclavas, armed with knives, had forced entry to the property and stolen a number of items before leaving.

"Nobody was injured. The suspects had left the scene before officers arrived. There have been no arrests and inquiries continue."

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101, referencing: CAD 7358/10March.

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