Striker Benik Afobe, who has played for several English clubs and now plays for Hatta in the United Arab Emirates, said his mother’s house in Elstree, Hertfordshire was robbed of jewellery worth £400,000.
The 30-year-old footballer shared the news on social media about the incident that happened on Wednesday.
Hertfordshire Police said they were “investigating a report that several items of jewellery were stolen” and that they were “continuing inquiries at this time”.
Afobe began his career at Arsenal and was loaned to various clubs such as Huddersfield, Bolton and MK Dons before joining Wolves.
He also played for England at youth levels, including under-21s, and switched to play internationally for DR Congo.