Footballer Terry, 36, and his wife Toni, 35, are said to have been left “very shaken” after thousands of pounds worth of personal items, including valuable pieces of jewellery, were reportedly taken from their property in Oxshott.
The raid is thought to have taken place while the couple and their two children were away skiing.
It is feared the thieves may have struck after seeing holiday photos posted by the pair on their Instagram accounts.
A source told The Sun: “It’s a very real possibility that these burglars have seen some of their posts.
“It’s like a catalogue for would-be thieves, and even played a part when Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris.
"It's a horrifying incident for any family to go through, and John and Toni have been very shaken by this."
The source added the couple have increased security at the gated estate following the burglary, which happened last Saturday.
Police are said to be probing the break-in and trying to establish if Terry’s home was specifically targeted.
It is believed the amount stolen could amount to a five-figure sum.
The mock Georgian property has been home to the central defender’s family for three years after he bought it from golf star Colin Montgomerie.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "We can confirm that a burglary took place at a property in Moles Hill, Oxshott, overnight 25/26 February."