January 26, 2023

Surrey police investigating the break-in at Raheem Sterling’s mansion say two men arrested for burglary are unrelated to the raid on the England player’s home.

Officers in Oxshott, with the aid of dogs and a helicopter, turned up last night after reports of suspicious activity.

The two suspects are in custody after the operation, which also involved British Transport Police officers.

But detectives said this afternoon the men are not linked to the burglary at the home of the 27-year-old Chelsea winger.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: “At this time, these arrests are not being linked to an ongoing investigation into a burglary that received significant media attention over the weekend.”

Raheem Sterling's partner, Paige, and their three children were not in their home at the time of the raid, police said

Raheem Sterling’s partner, Paige, and their three children were not in their home at the time of the raid, police said

Police added: “That separate investigation is still ongoing and as of 12pm Wednesday, December 7, no arrests have been made in connection with it.

“Agents are investigating the circumstances and the investigation is still ongoing.”

Sterling flew home for Sunday’s 3-0 win over Senegal, with a spokesman for the player saying his family had been at the Surrey mansion when the property was raided by armed robbers.

However, police later said the break-in – which involved the taking of jewelery and watches – was discovered when the occupants were returning from Qatar, adding that they had not received any reports of armed intruders.

The door remains open for Sterling to return to the Middle East, with a decision expected in the next few hours. England will play against France in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate will not be pressuring Sterling to rejoin the England squad after flying home due to the police investigation.  Pictured: Raheem Sterling's partner Paige returns home in her £250,000 Mercedes G Wagon

Gareth Southgate will not be pressuring Sterling to rejoin the England squad after flying home due to the police investigation. Pictured: Raheem Sterling’s partner Paige returns home in her £250,000 Mercedes G Wagon

Police were stationed outside Raheem Sterling's estate in Surrey after reports of a break-in

Police were stationed outside Raheem Sterling’s estate in Surrey after reports of a break-in

England ace Sterling is said to have been ‘shocked’ by news of the burglary at his £6 million mansion.

The footballer, who scored his first World Cup goal during England’s 6-2 defeat of Iran, will be hoping to return to Doha in time for the Three Lions’ quarter-final against France this weekend.

However, sources have said Sterling will only fly back to join his teammates if he feels his family is safe in their Surrey home.

Raheem has told everyone, “I’m not going anywhere unless I’m 100 percent sure my family can be kept safe.” on a very exclusive estate, with regular security patrols,” a source told The Sun.

Despite this, he still managed to get targeted, which is very upsetting for Raheem and Paige. They have just moved back to London and want to feel safe.’

A spokesperson for Sterling said “his focus is on being at home and supporting his family,” they told The Mirror.

Meanwhile, a neighbor who lived in the luxury estate told MailOnline they were convinced the raid was an “inside job” when she revealed how a series of construction workers and moving vans had been at the home.

Private security patrols the estate in Surrey (photo taken Monday morning)

Private security patrols the estate in Surrey (photo taken Monday morning)

Sterling was forced to spend £15,000 on a Rottweiler watchdog named Okan after an earlier raid on his Cheshire home

Sterling was forced to spend £15,000 on a Rottweiler watchdog named Okan after an earlier raid on his Cheshire home

She said: ‘I came back from an overnight flight on Saturday night just after 9pm and the police were outside. The estate WhatsApp group lit up and we all knew very quickly that it was a break-in and luckily no one was hurt.

“I’ve only seen him walk his dogs once, but I’ve seen the family and they’re very young. I really feel sorry for them as they have only just moved in.

“It’s a pittance a month for security and all the people on the chat know that Raheem’s family is not reported to security.

“They had dozens of moving trucks, construction workers and electricians coming in and out a few weeks ago and they all knew the access codes.

“I’m sure it’s an inside job and the codes were passed because people would have talked. How would anyone else know he was there?’

The burglary comes after Sterling reportedly spent £15,000 on a Rottweiler guard dog named Okan following a previous raid on his Cheshire home. in 2019.

The Chelsea star’s fiancé, Paige Milian, reportedly walked in on the £3 million mansion break-in. She just came back from a day of shopping when she found a man who broke into their luxurious home.

A window was smashed at the back of the house and the thief is said to have made off with valuables. Raheem was playing for Manchester City when the break-in took place.

Fortunately, Paige, 27, was not injured in the burglary, but it prompted Sterling to buy his new watchdog. A source told Sun on Sunday, “Paige was clearly distraught. She had her hands full with shopping when she came in to find the intruder.’

The police understand that his Paige discovered the latest raid on Saturday night. However, it is not known when the alleged burglary took place.

Sterling with fiancé Paige Milian at a basketball game at London's O2 Arena in 2018

Sterling with fiancé Paige Milian at a basketball game at London’s O2 Arena in 2018

Manchester United star Harry Maguire spoke out in the aftermath of the raid, shooting the thugs who attacked his friend’s house.

The 29-year-old said: “It is extremely disappointing to hear that when we play here for our country and give it our all, there are people at home who are after us.

“The game could have gone differently and maybe we needed Raheem.”

It is now believed that a number of Sterling’s England teammates are now reviewing their own safety in light of the terrifying incident.

Gareth Southgate will not be pressuring Sterling to rejoin the England squad, it is believed. And the English staff are in touch with Sterling, but Chelsea takes the lead while he’s back in the UK.

Meanwhile, excitement is building ahead of England’s grudge match against reigning champions France on Saturday night.

Around 9,500 England fans are expected to attend the match at Al Bayt Stadium and cheer on the Southgate side as they try to secure a place in the semi-finals.

But tickets to the highly anticipated clash are selling for a whopping £10,000 – with some desperate fans paying 28 times face value to see the match in person.

England will kick off against France at 7pm GMT.

If the Three Lions beat Didier Deschamps’ team, they will face Morocco or Portugal.

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