Abbey Clancy was picking up sick Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch from hospital

Abbey Clancy and husband Peter Crouch returned from hospital to find 4 burglars stealing from their rented house in Prestbury, Cheshire on Tuesday evening.

The thieves fled with £100,000 worth of jewellery, watches and Christmas presents, when they saw the couple driving up to their home.

‘The men weren’t able to take heavy items because they were disturbed,’ a source tells The Sun.

‘But they left the place ransacked.’

Model Abbey had left to pick up Peter, who was suffering from vomiting bug norovirus – originally feared to be meningitis – when the thieves broke in through the kitchen window of the £4.5m mansion.

The couple were also victims of burglary back in 2006 while footballer Peter, 30, was playing a match for Liverpool.

‘What a week !!!’ Tweets Abbey, 25.

‘Thank u all for your lovely and supportive messages xx means alot xx.’

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