Anthea Turner left devastated as thieves smash into her Range Rover

Anthea Turner left devastated as thieves smash into her Range Rover and steal designer handbag… marking third ‘sickening’ theft in two months

Anthea Turner has been left devastated after thieves smashed into her Range Rover and stole her designer handbag.

The presenter, 60, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of her vehicle with a smashed in back windshield – and revealed she had been the target of three thefts in just two months.

Anthea detailed how she had been enjoying dinner with friends last week when thieves broke into her vehicle and stole a Mulberry handbag, an item of great sentimental value to the star.

Heartbreaking: Anthea Turner has been left devastated after thieves smashed into her Range Rover and stole her designer handbag (pictured 2018)

Posting a photo of her car and a mobile phone and bike that were also stolen, Anthea wrote: ‘There’s a latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” everything that comes in three is perfect. Well not ‘Perfect’ but maybe it ends my thieving bad luck?

‘After years and years of theft free living in the spate of 2 months my beautiful locked Boardman Ladies bike was pinched from outside a church in Bishops Park Fulham, my iPhone from my bag in a swimwear shop on The Kings Road and last week the back screen of my car was smashed in and the thieves retrieved a holdall from the boot. 

‘Petty UK crime stats are CRAZY – 1,222 phones a day are pinched over a quarter of a million bikes a year are stolen, with the same number of cars being broken in to. 

‘And guess what? The figures are going up. On no occasion was I negligent I was just going about my ‘life’. 

Awful: The presenter, 60, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of her vehicle with a smashed in back windshield – and revealed she had been the target of three thefts in just two months

Discussing the most recent theft, she said: ‘Last Tuesday I’d been working and had a few things with me on the way home called into a restaurant in Richmond with Mark to meet up with Amelia and Claudia – think I was being watched – got out of the car and popped my bag out of sight into the boot, taking just my handbag with me, all very normal. 

‘There was nothing in the bag instantly saleable just personal effects which meant something to me especially the Mulberry bag and Filofax which I’d bought in the 90’s when I started earning a bit of money. 

‘Coat, makeup hairdryer, brushes, glasses, shoes, etc all the girl stuff. After a lovely evening catching up we returned to a horrific mess and my things gone. 

Anthea said she had been left traumatised by the theft and said: ‘There are worse things that happen I know, but the violation of your world is emotionally disturbing and the sadness you feel not just for yourself but all of our lives is sickening.

Candid: Anthea detailed how she had been enjoying dinner with friends last week when thieves broke into her vehicle and stole a Mulberry handbag, an item of great sentimental value to the star

‘We have to take our personal security up a notch NEVER assuming your possessions are safe in the ‘normal’ way. 

‘But we need help, more CCTV cameras that are freaking working are a must and for bikes sophisticated racks that lock your bike in. DYK thieves use portable angle grinders that get through a D-locks in minutes? 

‘Yes it’s that bad. So many trips I’d happily make on my bike but now hesitant because I’m scared of it being nicked.’

‘There are some badly wired humans out there who want to steal bits of your life and our vulnerability to them is getting worse.

Anthea is engaged to Mark Armstrong – the pair  were scheduled to tie the knot last month in Italy, but were forced to postpone their nuptials due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Devastated: Anthea said she had been left traumatised by the theft and said: ‘There are worse things that happen I know, but the violation of your world is emotionally disturbing’

Anthea told HELLO!: ‘Mark and I had planned to go out and look at venues in March and then set a date for September.

‘Mark is from Italy, his family are from Milan, so it seemed the perfect place for us.

‘It will be next year now. I am not even in any angst about it. When we do it, it will be small and cute, just with our close friends and family.’

The TV veteran was previously married to ex-husband Grant Bovey for 13 years, but the couple split after he cheated on her with a woman half her age in 2013.

Anthea’s first marriage was to her manager, former DJ Peter Powell, in 1990, with the couple splitting up eight years later. 

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