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Piers Morgan reveals thieves stole more than £ 10,000 in cash from the French mansion


Piers Morgan has revealed that thieves stole more than £ 10,000 cash from him and his wife Celia when they slept at their luxury holiday home in Côte d & # 39; Azur, France, during a robbery last month.

The 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter claimed the thieves "orchestrated" the bedroom invasion when they made a "record" of the mansions in the area.

Describing the ordeal as “annoying”, the journalist admitted that he “took deliberate action” to avoid an attack by lying on social media about his specific location and insisted that “the police don't much can do ”to find the culprits.

Burglary: Piers Morgan has revealed that thieves stole more than £ 10,000 cash from him and his wife Celia while they slept in their luxury vacation home on the French Riviera (pictured) last month

& # 39; It was very orchestrated and just very annoying. I saw a drone fly over and hover a few days earlier. They clearly reconstructed the villas. Said the host.

The TV star, who has children, Spencer, 27, Stanley, 23, Albert, 19) from a previous marriage, and Elise, 8, to Celia, insisted that burglars who raid the area "conspicuously." Watches "track celebrity hotspot Club 55.

Piers recalled when he and his ten year old wife, 44, discovered they had been robbed: “They found my briefcase … took more than ten grand – that was in euros and pounds and a few dollars. As soon as they got a wad of cash, they took that and the jewelry and didn't take anything else with them.

“I lied where I've been on Instagram and social media. I said I was in St. Tropez when I was actually a few miles away in Ramatuelle. I never named the villa or showed where it could be so we didn't do anything, ”he told The Sun.

'It was troubling': the 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter claimed the thieves "orchestrated" the bedroom invasion when they made a "record" of the villas in the area (pictured with Celia in 2017).

Precautions: The TV star took steps to avoid an attack by lying about his location. He said he was in St. Tropez when he was actually in Ramatuelle (Clelia and Joan Collins pictured)

Precautions: The TV star took steps to avoid an attack by lying about his location. He said he was in St. Tropez when he was actually in Ramatuelle (Clelia and Joan Collins pictured)

The media personality added that instead of taking laptops, cards or phones from the Morgan family, they managed to get their hands on "irreplaceable" gifts he bought for columnist Celia on her fifth wedding anniversary in 2015.

They first announced the terrible news when the mother of a child attacked the "depraved and despicable" criminals.

She said the burglars managed to walk just inches from her and Piers in their sleep and grabbed a handbag by her bed.

The thieves also took a handful of jewelry from a box they had thrown in the living room and fled when they heard the couple's 6 o'clock alarm.

Shocked: The TV star insisted that burglars raiding the area hunt vacationers with "flashy watches" in the celebrity hotspot Club 55 (pictured together in February).

Shocked: The TV star insisted that burglars raiding the area hunt vacationers with "flashy watches" in the celebrity hotspot Club 55 (pictured together in February).

Celia said she slept on the alarm clock until 6:15 am when she got up and found out what had happened and only missed the thieves by 15 minutes.

"Knowing how much worse it could have been if we'd woken up to find intruders in our bedroom put things into perspective when it came to finding out what was being taken," she wrote in the Daily Telegraph.

"They had stolen all the money they could find except for the few pounds I hadn't spent at Heathrow on the way out, but left the credit cards with my driver's license.

"I felt an upset stomach at the actions of these depraved and despicable inhuman beings."

Security: 44-year-old columnist Celia shared the news in late August when she announced she had woken up and found the room (pictured before the break-in) was utterly messed up

Security: 44-year-old columnist Celia shared the news in late August when she announced she had woken up and found the room (pictured before the break-in) was utterly messed up

Police revealed to the couple that thieves are no longer targeting cards and technology – like the couple's laptops and phones – because they're too easy to find.

Celia joked that the burglars were disappointed after they took jewelry that had sentimental value to them – but little monetary value.

In addition to the anniversary present and the money, they also stole one Vintage Pucci cuff she bought in an LA market and some earrings she bought on Edgware Road with her first book advance.

Officers said that during the summer season, break-ins in the French Riviera spike as criminals target wealthy vacationers.

In good company: Piers next to his sons Spencer (27) and Stanley (23) in the spacious villa

In good company: Piers next to his sons Spencer (27) and Stanley (23) in the spacious villa

Other celebrities who were previously broken into in the area include Trinny Woodall, Patrick Viera, and Richard Hammond.

In July 2016, Abbey Clancy revealed her horror of facing two burglars who had broken into her plush pillow in the south of France.

At the time, she was in the villa with a friend because her husband Peter Crouch was working as a Euro 2016 football expert in Paris.

Abbey said to The Mirror, “I had these two massive guys in my room, they were right in front of me. But I screamed so much that I scared her.

Coming back: The media personality recently joked his family were "quarantine dodgers" when they cut short the trip to the UK before the French Airlift was removed

Coming back: The media personality recently joked his family were "quarantine dodgers" when they cut short the trip to the UK before the French Airlift was removed

& # 39; It was absolutely terrifying, it was one of the worst things that could happen. It was so awful. Such things happen to people all the time.

"But if it actually happens to you, you can't believe it."

And in August 2015, Jenson Button and his then-wife Jessica were gassed when they slept during a raid on their French villa.

The couple was with friends in St. Tropez when thieves broke in and stole £ 300,000 worth of valuables, including Ms. Button's engagement ring, believed to be worth £ 250,000.

It was alleged that the Formula 1 driver and his wife may have been incapacitated by gas pumped into the house through air conditioners.

They added that Button and his friends were not disturbed during the robbery as the effects of the gas gave the burglars "free rein".

Vacation: Piers made the most of his time on the French Riviera when he met famous faces including Amanda Holden (pictured)

Vacation: Piers made the most of his time on the French Riviera when he met famous faces including Amanda Holden (pictured)

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