Serial burglar guilty of costly raid at Simon Cowell's home

2017-02-28 14:36

London — A habitual burglar has been found guilty of stealing nearly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) of jewellery from the home of entertainment mogul Simon Cowell.

Darren February was convicted on Monday at Isleworth Crown Court in London.

February was convicted of breaking into Cowell's London home in December 2015 while the American Idols judge and his family were sleeping.

Cowell's security worker said he must have been using the bathroom when February entered the property through a patio door before stealing jewellery and passports.

Cowell said in a court statement the safe had been left open to allow his partner, Lauren Silverman, to collect her jewellery before a flight the following morning.

February already had 37 burglary convictions. He is due for sentencing on Wednesday.

Read more on:    simon cowell  |  celebrities

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.