COPS have launched an urgent manhunt for three men suspected to be linked to a £300k burglary of Raheem Sterling’s home while he was at the World Cup.
Alfred Isufi, 48, Gerard Kalaja, 22, and Henri Osmani, 44, who are all Albanian nationals, are being sought for questioning over 33 burglaries including a break in at the England forward’s home.
GettyThe England star had his property in Oxshott, Surrey, raided in December 2022[/caption]
Surrey PoliceGerard Kalaja, 22, is wanted by police after a number of burglaries[/caption]
Surrey PoliceAlfred Isufi, 48, is also being sought by cops[/caption]
Surrey PoliceHenri Osmani, 44, was also named by Surrey Police as a wanted man[/caption]
Sterling was forced to race back from the World Cup to be with his family following the horror.
It meant the 28-year-old missed the Three Lions’ win over Senegal in the Round of 16 as he dashed back to comfort his family.
Now, Det Insp James Ansell, from Surrey Police, told the BBC that cops are trying to establish the current whereabouts of the trio.
The three wanted men all have links to Harlow, Essex and north London and are not believed to have left the UK.
Mr Ansell told the BBC: “Investigating burglary dwellings is a priority for Surrey Police and we will be relentless in pursing these offenders.”
Watches worth £300,000 and jewellery pieces allegedly were taken.
It’s understood no one was home at the time but police were reportedly alerted to missing items as soon as the occupants returned.
It is believed items totalling an estimated £1m have been taken in all of the raids, which happened in Surrey, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire.
Yesterday, a 23-year-old Albanian man appeared in court.
Krosi arrived late for a 10.30am hearing at Guildford Crown Court after the van transporting him from HMP Wandsworth broke down.
He was set to enter a plea but did not as his barrister Graham Blower was yet to review the 40-page case summary.
The bearded Albanian national, who sported a buzzcut and was wearing a grey prison-issue tracksuit, used an interpreter.
He spoke only to confirm his name and was remanded in custody ahead of a further case management hearing on November 3.