Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has been burgled whilst away on international duty. This is the sixth time a Liverpool player has been burgled since the summer of last year.
Kuyt was away on international duty with Holland, when his Woolton home was burgled. Merseyside Police have confirmed that they are investigating a burglary there.
Kuyt follows former keeper Jerzy Dudek, former player Florent Sinama-Pongolle, current keeper Pepe Reina, defender Daniel Agger and fellow forward Peter Crouch in being the victim of such a crime.
Dudek was the first one hit. Back in June last year he was on holiday in Poland when he heard his home in Caldy, Wirral had been burgled. The theft included medals and jewellery, which were later recovered when arrests were made. They also stole his car, a Porsche, which was later found burnt out.
Reina’s home – like Kuyt’s – in Woolton was hit in May when Liverpool were playing Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final. Reina also had his Porsche stolen and left burnt-out and other belongings were stolen. At the time Pepe said: “When I arrived back home I couldn’t see my car and I asked my wife Yolanda where it was. Straight away, we realised something had happened, we entered the house and it had been cleaned out.
“It’s true that it makes you scared to think someone had been in your home while you were out, but I really like Liverpool and this isn’t anything more than a sporadic incident. This area is very tranquil and I’ve only had a bit of bad luck.”
Agger’s Wirral home was burgled just over a year ago and the thieves took off with two cars and jewellery. The same month, September, Crouch’s home over in Alderley Edge was also hit, the thieves leaving his house in a state described as a “wreck”.
The following month police raided a house in Tuebrook where they found belongings including memorabilia, football shirts and home entertainment equipment which was identified as belonging to Dudek, Crouch, Agger and Pongolle.