POLICE suspect a £1million raid on Jack Grealish’s mansion may have been an inside job after dozens of workmen had recently been in the property.
And The Sun understands police are focussing on whether thieves who broke into the £5.6million pad via an upstairs balcony could have been tipped off.
A source said: “The crooks went straight to safes and jewellery counters.
“By the time Jack’s partner and family downstairs heard what was going on and raised the alarm, they were long gone.
“The thieves may have had specific details provided by eyewitnesses who had been in the home.”
Another theory is the burglars were helped by the Man City star’s planning application for an extension, which reveals online the layout of his seven-bed home.
The Sun revealed the lavish property in Cheshire was raided last Wednesday evening while the 28-year-old played in City’s 3-1 Prem win at Everton.
Former Met top detective Mick Neville said cops would be “trying to establish who has had access to the property over the last few months”.
He called for clubs to help give stars better home protection.
City boss Pep Guardiola has urged stars not to flaunt their wealth online as it emerged Jack had worn £500,000 of different watches in recent weeks.
Jack’s agent and Cheshire Police were approached for comment.