'X Factor' judge's Holland Park property targeted by burglers
Simon Cowell‘s London mansion was reportedly burgled while he and his family were asleep inside the property.
The Sun reports that Cowell was at home with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric in the early hours of Friday (December 4) when thieves took cash and jewellery from the property in Holland Park, west London.
The Metropolitan police said: “Police were called to an address in W14 on Friday 4 December at approximately 2.20am to reports of a burglary in progress.
“Officers attended the scene but the suspects had left the area.”
The paper quotes a friend of the family as saying: “Obviously Simon and Lauren are really badly shaken by this. It’s a horrible violation of their privacy. But more than anything they are incredibly relieved no one was hurt.
“As upsetting as it is, Simon can cope with losing possessions, as long as his family are safe. That is his one and only concern.”
Cowell has had intruders in his home before an a woman was arrested in 2012 after being discovered inside a walk-in wardrobe. Leanne Zaloumis was given a community order after admitting smashing a window at his home with a broken brick.