X Factor Latest News: Simon Cowell Home Robbed While He And Family Sleep Upstairs

He may be known as one of TV’s most cut throat judges, but after unidentified individuals broke into his London home while he and his family were asleep, Simon Cowell is understandably shook up and upset.

Still undergoing investigation, police have not yet confirmed as to whether or not the thieves deliberately targeted Simon Cowell’s mansion. Be that as it may, reports reveal that the thieves broke into the home at around 2:20 am, and after searching the home, spotted a key to a safe. They then opened said safe and proceeded to empty it of all its contents – cash and valuables totaling to an undisclosed six-figure sum.

After acquiring the valuables, the thieves then left, leaving Simon and his family untouched. In fact, they were unaware of what had happened and were only told when their bodyguard went up to check on them after he was awoken by the alarm.

According to a family friend, Cowell, 56 and Miss Silverman, 38, are badly shaken. “It is a horrible violation of their privacy. But more than anything they are incredibly relieved no one was hurt,” said the friend. “As upsetting as it is, Simon can cope with losing possessions as long as his family are safe.”

Cowell and his representatives have yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. But it is safe to say that Cowell will definitely be reviewing and tightening his security as this is the second time that his home has been broken into. 

In 2012, Cowell had to call the police to report an intruder. He was watching TV when he heard a loud noise in one of the home’s bathroom. When he went to check what was going on, he saw a woman standing outside of his home holding a rock above her head. By the time the police had arrived, the intruder had already entered his home and was apprehended in one of Cowell’s walk-in closets.

The woman, Leanne Zaloumis, was given 12 months of community service after admitting to “intent to damage or destroy property.”

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