Man guilty of £200k raid on the home of Rita Ora

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.

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.

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