Kane’s car was recently stolen | Pool/Getty Images
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has become the latest high-profile footballer to be targeted by thieves, after his Range Rover, thought to be worth around £100,000, was stolen.
The England captain has been in sensational form during 2020/21, with a remarkable 13 goals and ten assists to his name already this term. He currently sits just one goal behind the Premier League’s four leading scorers, although he does have more goal contributions than any other player.
Kane has been in truly excellent form | Pool/Getty Images
But despite his outstanding on-field displays so far this campaign, The Sun report that Kane has been troubled off the field, and has been in contact with the police since his Range Rover was stolen in October outside an address in Chingford, east London.
CCTV is said to have shown a car driving past Kane’s vehicle ‘several’ times last month before carrying out the robbery. The thieves were able to use an electrical device to unlock the car before speeding off with it from outside an ‘upmarket’ residential address.
Considering the fact a car was caught driving past it a number of times before eventually stealing it at the end of October, Kane is said to be under the impression that it wasn’t a coincidence. A source close to the 27-year-old told the newspaper: “Harry feels he has been targeted by a gang who focus on footballers. The way the robbery played out didn’t feel like a coincidence.
Kane is currently on international duty with England | Marc Atkins/Getty Images
“The footage shows a car driving past his motor a number of times. They were clearly doing a recce. The road is in an upmarket residential area so it’s not hard to see why Harry and those around him think his car has been targeted.
“Luckily he’d left no personal effects in the car or it could have been more distressing.”
It’s further noted the Spurs man has been informed he is unlikely to see the car again and while this will be hugely frustrating, he – nor his family members – fortunately did not leave any personal or irreplaceable items in the car.
Kane has been told not to expect to see his car again | Alex Nicodim/MB Media/Getty Images
Kane’s Tottenham teammate Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint in his north London home back in May, while former Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen’s family were also threatened at knifepoint while he was away on Champions League duty back in March.
There have also been a spate of burglaries on Merseyside over the past 12 months, with a number of Liverpool players targeted while competing in the Champions League.