Simon Cowell's mansion 'burgled while he and family were sleeping'

Thieves reportedly stole cash and jewellery 

Cowell, his partner Lauren and son Eric were said to be at home at the time
Cowell, his partner Lauren and son Eric were said to be at home at the time

Simon Cowell’s home was burgled while he and his family were sleeping inside, according to reports.

A security guard at the west London mansion was reportedly woken by an alarm in the early hours of Friday morning but the burglar quickly fled the scene, reports The Sun.

The music mogul, 56, his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and son Eric were reportedly at home at the time.

A source told the paper the burglar made off with cash and jewellery after gaining access to the X-Factor judge’s safe.

A family friend said: “Obviously Simon and Lauren are really badly shaken by this. It is a horrible violation of their privacy. But more than anything they are incredibly relieved no one was hurt.

“As upsetting as it is, Simon can cope with losing possessions, as long as his family are safe. That is his one and only concern.”

The Sun reports police carried out forensic searches on the Holland Park property on Friday.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed they were “called to an address in W14 on Friday 4 December, at approximately 02.20 hours to reports of a burglary in progress”.

“Officers attended the scene but the suspect left the area.”

“There have been no arrests and inquiries are still on-going.”

Police could not say who the property belonged to.

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