Rita Ora burglar gets five years

A man who burgled the London home of pop star Rita Ora in a raid worth more than £200,000 has been jailed for five years.
Rita Ora burglar gets five years

Charaf Elmoudden, 26, went to the singer’s four-bedroom house in north-west London on November 28 last year and made off with a stash of expensive shoes, phones, computers, and a €3,600 designer bag.

The former X Factor judge called the police and said she would “f*** up” the burglar, after he woke up her sister Elena.

Elmoudden has a string of previous convictions from between 2006 and 2011, including one for trying to sell pictures of the body of a dead ‘Harry Potter’ actor.

He was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court yesterday with a majority verdict of 10 to two of burglary.

Ora and her sister were asleep upstairs at the semi-detached home they share with their parents when two men broke into the three-storey house.

Elmoudden was picked out in a line-up by Elena three months after the burglary. Elena told the jury she confronted an intruder and he “looked dead in my eyes”.

Singer Ora gave evidence from behind a screen during the trial and the court was played a frantic 999 call from the star.

In it, she sobbed “I don’t have a knife” and threatened to kill the thieves. She was heard screaming: “Don’t you fucking come up these stairs. I will fuck you up, you fucking hear me?” after locking herself in her room with her sister.

Ora was not present in court for the verdict, but when she gave evidence she was escorted from the courtroom out a back entrance.

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