Date: 2nd December 2000
MADONNA's London mansion was robbed last night (01DEC00) - as she slept with her lover GUY RICHIE and children LOURDES and ROCCO upstairs.
The burglars struck the house in trendy Notting Hill in the early hours of the morning and grabbed a set of car keys for Guy's RANGE ROVER before fleeing the scene in the car. Nothing else was taken. A source close to the couple said: "Both Madonna and Guy are upset. "They haven't been back in London for long and it's a shame something like this should happen. "To think someone is snooping around in your home while you are sleeping is pretty unnerving."
A spokesman for the star says, "Everyone's fine but it's obviously very frustrating." Despite the blow, Madonna pressed ahead with plans to fly to Rome yesterday for promotional work on her new album. The raid comes less than two weeks after Madonna said she and Guy intended to raise their family in London because she felt safer there than in Los Angeles.
A police spokesman confirmed a set of keys and a car were taken. Forensic experts were searching the property and grounds yesterday.