David Beckham and Victoria Beckham’s (a.k.a. Victoria Adams) house was targeted by intruders on Friday, October 19. The attempted break-in was caught on CCTV camera, showing three men scaling the side of the £6 million mansion in Great Tew, Oxfordshire.
The three men, one of whom was dressed head to toe in a hooded overalls and wearing a balaclava, used a ladder to look into the windows of the upstairs of the house, according to Daily Mail. Another potential burglar wore jeans and a black hat and matching scarf.
The couple’s 24 hour security surveillance team noticed the men on the CCTV camera and called the police. Guests at the nearby Soho Farmhouse also spotted the intruders and reportedly ran to scare them off.
David, Victoria and their four children were not home at the time of the incident. They and their children Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and Harper, 7, were on their way to Australia when the attempted break-in happened.
Hours later, Victoria was spotted looking distressed, but it wasn’t clear at the time what caused her terrible mood. Now, it’s believed that the singer-turned-fashion designer was terrified over the danger that came close to affecting her family.
A source says, “David and Victoria are absolutely devastated by this. They are extremely protective of their family and their home life so the thought that people would intrude on that is just so upsetting for them. This has hit them hard. Victoria has been upset for the last couple of days about this, it has been so though for her. It is frightening and dreadful to think someone would be intruding on their personal space.”
David has reportedly increased the security around their property after the attempted break-in, though he “hates the fact he has to have such high tech and extremely tight security around him.” The source adds, “He would love to be normal but his number one priority is to protect his wife, children and wider family. He is absolutely furious that he has now has to increase his security even more.”