SUNDERLAND’S Stephane Sessegnon and Phil Bardsley both had their homes burgled while they were on holiday.
The incidents are said to have taken place in 13-day period from May 21, with culprits getting away with hundreds of thousands worth of goods.
Bardsley came back from his holiday last Friday to discover his house in East Rainton, Sunderland, had been broke into and two vehicles were missing.
Sessegnon returned to his property in Ponteland, Northumberland, after a holiday to find the criminals had stolen a television, jewellery and two vehicles – a Range Rover and BMW. A 25-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Between 8.30am on Tuesday, May 21, and 1am on Monday, June 3, police received a report that a burglary had taken place at a house at Runnymede Road in Ponteland, Northumberland.
“Items including a television and some jewellery were stolen, along with a Range Rover and a BMW.
“The Range Rover was later recovered. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody helping with enquiries.
“At 5.44pm on May 31, police received a report that a burglary had taken place at North Street in East Rainton, Sunderland. Two vehicles were stolen and enquiries are ongoing. ‘At this stage there is not thought to be a link between the two burglaries.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.