Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Charaf Elmoudden broke into the property while the singer and her sister slept and stole iPhones, computers and handbags.
15:22, UK,Wednesday 29 June 2016

Singer Rita Ora arrives at the Met Gala in New York
A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of burgling pop star Rita Ora's home in a raid worth more than £200,000.
Charaf Elmoudden went to the singer's four-bedroom house in northwest London on 28 November last year and made off with a stash of expensive shoes, phones, computers and a designer bag, Harrow Crown Court heard.
The former X Factor judge called the police and said she would "f*** up" the burglar after he woke her sister Elena up rifling through her bedroom.
Ora and her sister were asleep upstairs at the semi-detached home they share with their parents when two men broke in to the three-storey house.
Elmoudden and an accomplice allegedly made off with designer goods and electronics which included iPhones, Apple Mac computers, a Fifty Shades Of Grey handbag worth £2,682 and a Louis Vuitton bag, the court heard.
Charaf Elmoudden
He was picked out in a line-up by Elena three months after the burglary, jurors were told.
Elena told the jury she confronted an intruder and he "looked dead in my eyes".
Ora gave evidence from behind a screen during the trial and the court was also 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 f****** come up these stairs. I will f*** you up - you f****** hear me?" after locking herself in her room with her sister.
Elmoudden has a number of previous convictions including for trying to sell pictures of the body of a dead Harry Potter actor.
He had denied being involved in the burglary but police discovered £3,500 in cash "hidden" in an envelope in a sofa bed at his home on Sydney Road, Muswell Hill, north London, at the time of his arrest in January.
He was found guilty with a majority verdict of 10 to two of burglary.
Ora was not present at court for the verdict.