Man appears in dock accused of burgling Raheem Sterling’s home while he was at Qatar World Cup

Chelsea and England star Raheem Sterling (John Walton/PA) (PA Wire)
Chelsea and England star Raheem Sterling (John Walton/PA) (PA Wire)

A trial date has been set for a 23-year-old man charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with a break-in at the home of England footballer Raheem Sterling.

Jewellery and watches worth £300,000 were reportedly stolen from the property in Oxshott, Surrey, while the Chelsea star was at the World Cup in Qatar in December 2022.

Emiliano Krosi, of Ditton Court Road, Southend-on-Sea, appeared at Guildford Crown Court to face 33 counts of conspiracy to commit burglary.

One count relates to the burglary of the former Manchester City winger’s home, Surrey Police has said.

The break-in happened and was reported to police on December 3.

Judge Rufus Taylor adjourned the case for a plea hearing to taking place on November 3 and the two-week trial to start on February 14, 2024.

He told Krosi, who was brought to court from HMP Wandsworth: “We will see you for a further case management hearing on November 3, you will be brought from Wandsworth for that hearing.

“I have fixed a trial in case it’s needed for February 14 next year and that will be a 10-day fixed trial.

“In the mean time, you are remanded in custody.”

Sterling travelled home from Qatar to be with his family after news of the incident reached him, missing England’s 3-0 win over Senegal on December 4.

Support for the England international flooded in on social media at the time of the alleged burglary, including from football pundit Gary Lineker.