‘Masked thief’ steals England and Southampton star Ryan Bertrand’s model girlfriend’s diamond-encrusted Rolex after trailing her taxi back to the couple’s Surrey mansion
- Mari Burch was targeted after returning to couple’s home from club in a taxi
- She was reportedly approached by a masked, armed man was robbed of Rolex
- The model is said to have been shaken by the incident but was not wounded
The girlfriend of Premier League footballer Ryan Bertrand was robbed of her Rolex watch after she got out of a taxi following a night out in London, it was reported this morning.
Mari Burch, a model in her late 20s, had returned to the couple’s home in Cobham, Surrey in the early hours of Sunday morning when she was reportedly confronted by a masked, armed man.
It is believed the thief may have followed Ms Burch’s taxi home from a nightclub before launching the robbery.
Mari Burch, the girlfriend of footballer Ryan Bertrand, was reportedly robbed outside their home in Surrey in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is unclear whether the watch she is pictured wearing (right) is that which was stolen
Ms Burch is said to have returned from a nightclub in a taxi before she was targeted
She is said to be shaken up by the incident, but was not injured. Police are now hunting the robber and a possible accomplice driver.
England star Bertrand, who had played in his team’s match with Cardiff the previous afternoon, was inside the couple’s home with their two children when the robbery unfolded.
A source told The Sun: ‘It is believed she was followed by robbers who spotted her watch and jewellery.’
Birch and Bertrand are often pictured on his Instagram account during holidays abroad. The footballer once referred to her as ‘Superwoman’.
The couple and their children live not far from the training ground of his former club, Chelsea.
It is not thought the robbers knew of Ms Burch’s connection to the footballer.
Surrey Police said the robbery happened shortly before 6am on Sunday morning. No arrests have been made.
Bertrand had been playing against Cardiff (right) and returned home before Ms Burch (left)