Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole was attacked by a gang of masked robbers at his home.
The 39-year-old had his mansion burgled with expensive jewellery stolen.
Several individuals in balaclavas and camouflage clothes entered by breaking in via the rear of the building.
A source said: “It was a terrifying experience. The robbers sounded very professional and knew exactly what they were doing.
“They must have deliberately targeted Ashley and cased the place in advance.”
Some sources also claim that Cole was threatened and tied to chair during the raid but this is currently unproven, reports the Sun.
The former England left-back was unharmed after the incident although he was “extremely shaken”.
The incident took place at 9.45pm on January 21 in Fetcham, Surrey with police still hunting the gang who pulled off the hit.
Several neighbours confirmed that they had been quizzed by the police regarding the robbery.