Peaches Geldof’s home has become a frequent target of thieves, according to authorities.
After the 25-year-old writer and broadcaster died on April 7, her home became the focus of opportunistic individuals looking for an easy score. According to police, the latest break-in occurred last Friday (May 9). Although nothing from inside the house reportedly taken during the incident, someone previously stole a lawnmower from the residence.
“Police are investigating a burglary at an address in Fairseat Lane, Wrotham, on 9 May. No personal items are believed to have been stolen,” a police spokesperson told BBC News regarding the break-in at Peaches Geldof’s home.
The New York Daily News reports that Peaches’ father Bob Geldof wanted to keep the lawnmower to fix it up in his daughter’s memory. Unfortunately, thieves decided to steal the mower from the property before he could accomplish the task.
“I know a mobile lawnmower was taken. Bob wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons, but it was broken so he asked someone to do it up. I spoke to the mechanic but he said in the end they told him he couldn’t repair it as it had been stolen. It’s shocking to think someone would do that so soon after Peaches died,” a neighbor recently explained to The Sun.
An anonymous source added, “The house has been empty ever since Peaches died. The vultures who broke in clearly knew that and are preying on the bereaved and her family. It’s a wicked thing to do given what Tom is going through at this time.”
Thomas Cohen, Geldof’s widower, has reportedly left the house empty since his wife’s death. Reports indicate that Cohen and his two sons are staying with his mother for the moment. It’s unclear if he has any intention to return to Peaches’ home in the near future.
To keep an eye on the $1.7 million house, police have installed several security cameras around the property. While this won’t scare away those who are extremely determined to break into the residence, authorities are hoping it the surveillance system will deter would-be criminals from targeting the house.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Peaches Geldof’s death was likely due to an overdose of heroin. Her mother, Paul Yates, passed away in a similar fashion when Peaches was only 11 years old.
“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain… She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us… Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is,” Bob Geldof said in a statement shortly after her death.
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