Following an armed robbery at the family home of Toffees goalkeeper Robin Olsen, Premier League players in the North West were warned by Everton that they are at a “heightened risk” of being the next targets.
The robbers succeeded in stealing jewellery and a luxury watch from his house near Altrincham, Greater Manchester on Saturday night.
While none of his family members has been injured, Everton has offered security guards to their players in the aftermath of the incident.
Everton has also raised the alarm to other clubs with players living close to the scene such as those of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Olsen was reported to have been forced to march around the house by a masked group of thugs and to hand over valuable items.
Previously, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti also fell victim and a safe was stolen from his home.
“We are appealing for information after a safe was stolen in a burglary in Crosby on Friday evening (12 February),” a police statement reads.
The safe was later found in a car park.