Cowell mansion burglar arrested

LONDON: A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary at Simon Cowell’s mansion.

The TV and music mogul’s £35 million home in west London was targeted by a thief who struck on December 4 as Cowell slept upstairs with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, reported Daily Mirror.

The burglar made off with jewellery and cash after cracking into one of The X Factor judge’s safes, it was reported.

A guard who patrolled Cowell’s exclusive neighbourhood spotted a suspect and gave chase, later alerting authorities.

Police said a 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with the burglary on December 11, and has been bailed until January.

Officers are investigating a spate of burglaries in the area, including one at the home of Cowell’s fellow The X Factor judge Rita Ora.

She was targeted on November 28, just a week before Cowell’s property was burgled. Cash, jewellery and electrical items were stolen from Ora’s home as one of her family members slept upstairs.