A group of masked burglars thought they had chosen the perfect opportunity to rob England captain Wayne Rooney whilst he was playing a testimonial match to mark his incredible career – except their plans went pear shaped just moments later.
The gang hit Rooney’s Chesire £6m mansion Wednesday, at the same time he was appearing in his own testimonial game between his current side Manchester United and previous side Everton. They did not account for his high tech security system though, which caught them out almost immediately.
According to the Sun, the robbers set off his state of the art alarm system, leading to sirens and swarming lights turning on and making a racket, bringing police onto the scene.
“A helicopter and three police cars were in the scene in minutes – while police dogs were unleashed in the gardens.” the Sun writes.
One resident in the village of Prestbury, Cheshire, told the tabloid…
“Wayne has amazing security to make sure his wife Coleen and the kids are OK while he is away.
“It’s like a fortress. It was like something out of a movie with alarms shrieking and search lights flashing on.
“The police seemed to appear from nowhere. They were swarming all over the place.”
Rooney’s wife and three kids – Kai, Klay and Kit – were all at the game to support the England international.
The robbers thought they had chosen the best time, but somewhat foolishly failed to account for a rich football player having a top of the line security system.