Wayne Rooney’s £6 million mansion was subject to an attempted burglary on Wednesday night, while the striker was playing at his own testimonial.
The masked raiders failed in their attempts, however, as they ended up setting the mansion’s top-of-the-range alarm system, causing the police to rush to the scene.
Rooney lives in the gigantic mansion with his wife Coleen, and his three sons Kai, Klay and Kit. He is known to be a family man, and has an immense security system in place to ensure the safety and well-being of his loved ones.
Three police cars and a helicopter rushed to the scene after the alarms went off, while the police dogs were unleashed in the gardens.
In an interview with The Sun, a resident of the village of Prestbury, Cheshire, said: “Wayne has amazing security to make sure his wife Coleen and the kids are OK while he is away.
“It’s like a fortress. It was like something out of a movie with alarms shrieking and search lights flashing on.
“The police seemed to appear from nowhere. They were swarming all over the place.”
The Rooneys were at Old Trafford on Wednesday to celebrate Wayne’s 12 years at Manchester United, in a testimonial match against his boyhood club Everton.
The match ended in a 0-0 draw, but the most important part was that the money raised from the match went to charity.
The burglars reportedly tried to get in to the mansion between 8:30-8:45 pm. A Cheshire Police spokesman confirmed they were investigating, and appealed for witnesses.
Wayne Rooney has been at Manchester United for 12 years, and according to his agent, is determined to remain at the club he joined as a fresh faced 18-year-old for the rest of his career.