POLICE are investigating after Angel Di Maria’s Turin mansion was broken into on Thursday.
The ex-Manchester United flop, targeted by burglars while he was at Old Trafford and at former club Paris Saint-Germain, was said to have been relaxing with his family and a Juventus team-mate when the incident occurred.
Angel Di Maria and his family were in their house at the time of the burglaryCredit: Instagram / @
Di Maria’s homes in Manchester and Paris were also broken into while he lived thereCredit: Instagram / @
Juventus team-mate Dusan Vlahovic is believed to have been with Di Maria at the time of the incidentCredit: Reuters
One of the three suspects was arrested after an alarm sounded and police raced to the scene after being contacted by a private security firm.
Detectives are said to be hunting the other two culprits.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said the attempted break-in around 7.30pm on Thursday occurred in the same area of Turin where Cristiano Ronaldo and his family lived while he played for Juventus.
Unconfirmed reports said neighbours had heard shots and a gun had been found near the scene.
Di Maria, who provided a hat-trick of assists in his team’s 3-1 Champions League home win over Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday, has yet to comment on social media.
The 34-year-old Argentinian put his £4.1million Prestbury mansion up for sale in March 2015 a month after trespassers tried to force entry to the luxury house while he had dinner inside with his wife Jorgelina Cardoso and daughters Mia and Pia.
They relocated to a luxury hotel after the attempted break-in, which occurred less than a year after Di Maria joined United for a British transfer record fee of £59.7m.
In March last year he was substituted during a PSG game after it emerged his home had been burgled with his family inside.
Three men and a minor were subsequently arrested over the raid, in which the intruders reportedly got away with more than £400,000 in jewellery and watches from a safe.
Although initial reports claimed Jorgelina and their two daughters had been kidnapped, it later emerged they were inside the house but had not discovered the break-in until afterwards and did not have any contact with the criminals.
Dusan Vlahovic, who scored one of Juventus’ three goals on Wednesday, is the team-mate said to have been at Di Maria’s mansion when the attempted break-in occurred.
The Argentinian, who spent a forgettable season at United, has now set up more goals in Champions League history than Lionel Messi and is just four behind Ronaldo, who boasts the most assists at 42.
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