LITTLE Mix singer Perrie Edwards and her Liverpool footie ace fiancé Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were targeted in a terrifying burglary while they were at home.
The pair, who live on an exclusive road in Cheshire alongside some of the area’s wealthiest stars, called police.
But sources say the raid has left them “terrified” for their safety and “heartbroken” over the haul taken.
Detectives are now trawling CCTV footage in their search for clues.
A friend said: “It’s just the most violating thing — to think that someone has been all over their belongings before they even realised what was happening is so upsetting.
“The brazenness of doing it while they were in the house is terrifying, and obviously they’re heartbroken that a lot of valuable items which meant a great deal to them — not just financially — have been taken.
“This is their dream home and they love their life there as a family.
Suddenly it feels tarnished, but they’re determined to get on with their lives and obviously they’ll take every necessary step to ensure they are totally secure in the future.”
Cheshire Police confirmed officers were called to the burglary at 10.45pm on Tuesday, saying: “The offenders have broken into the home stealing jewellery and handbags while the occupants were inside.”
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A neighbour said: “This latest break-in is a real worry.
“This is a very quiet street and lots of residents have very good security, so it is quite frightening these thugs still feel comfortable enough to break in — especially when people are in. It must have been terrifying.”
In May, The Sun told how Alex’s Liverpool team-mate and neighbour Andy Robertson, 28, was forced to beef-up security around his £3.5million mansion after a prowler sparked a “significant security breach” while he was away playing for Scotland.
A man, 37, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a serious hamstring injury during a pre-season friendly with Crystal Palace.
It is his latest setback since joining Liverpool from Arsenal in 2017, including a year-long knee problem.
Meanwhile, pop star Perrie is working on her debut solo music after she and Little Mix bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, and Jade Thirlwall, 29, announced plans for an indefinite “hiatus” last year — finishing their final tour in March.
TOP-FLIGHT PLAYERS A TARGET FOR RAID YOBS
THE mansions of several top footballers have been targeted by gangs known as Away Day Robbers, who strike when players are away at matches.
It is not known if the raids are linked, but here are just a few of their suspected victims. . .
IN March, then-Man United midfielder Paul Pogba’s £3.5million home was targeted by a burglary gang who took a safe and watches while the 29-year-old was playing for United against Atletico Madrid.
MANCHESTER United defender Victor Lindelof, 28, was playing against Brentford in January when robbers broke into his home, forcing his wife to lock herself and their two children in a panic room.
FOUR days before Lindelof’s burglary, the home of Jesse Lingard, 29, in nearby Bowdon was hit as Man United played Aston Villa, with a reported £100,000 worth of clothes and jewellery taken.
EX-England star Ashley Cole, 41, was at home with fiancée Sharon Canu when a gang tied him up and threatened to cut off his fingers with pliers in January 2020, before taking cash and jewellery.