Raheem Sterling burglary: Police name three Albanians being hunted for break in

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea's Raheem Sterling during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 22/09/2023

- 21:54

The Chelsea winger’s Surrey home was ransacked by burglars last year

Surrey Police have named three Albanians in connection with a burglary at Raheem Sterling’s home last December.

Detectives believe the trio are linked with 32 other house raids.


Sterling, 28, was forced to rush home from England World Cup duty when burglars ransacked his Oxshott home.

The 82-time capped international missed out on the Three Lions 3-0 round of 16 victory against Senegal on December 4.

Alfred Isufi

Alfred Isufi

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Sterling returned as a substitute for England’s narrow defeat to France in the quarter-final six days later.

The Chelsea winger, who previously played for Manchester City and Liverpool, lost jewellery and watches worth £300,000 during the burglary.

Police are trying to tack down Alfred Isufi, 48, Gerard Kalaja, 22, and Henri Osmani, 44, after an estimated £1million was stolen from properties across Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The three wanted suspects have links to Harlow in Essex and North London.

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Henri Osmani

Henri Osmani

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They are not believed to have left the United Kingdom.

Officers yesterday also charged Emiliano Krosi, 23, from Southend-on-Sea, with 33 offences of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Krosi appeared at Guildford Crown Court on September 21.

Judge Rufus Taylor remanded the 23-year-old in custody ahead of another court date in November where he is expected to enter a plea.

Gerard Kalaja

Gerard Kalaja

SURREY POLICE

A trial date has been set for February 14 next year.

The trial is expected to last just under a fortnight.

Detective Inspector James Ansell said: “Investigating burglary dwellings is a priority for Surrey Police and we will be relentless in pursing these offenders.”

Prosecutor Laurence Imrie added: "Efforts are being made to track the others down."

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