Two men imprisoned for burglary at the home of PSG star Presnel Kimpembe
A French court has sentenced two men to prison for committing a burglary at the home of Paris Saint-Germain star Presnel Kimpembe last year.
The defendants, both 21, admitted their guilt but said they did not know they entered the home of the French defender and 2018 World Cup winner in November 2022.
They said they only managed to enter one room of the house before attempting to flee when they saw a guard approaching.
They fell from a veranda, through which they had entered the property, after failing to steal jewelry and clothing, they told the court.
Their act was motivated by “money problems”, they added, adding that a third man had identified the site of the attempted burglary.
Kimpembe’s lawyer, Yasmina Belmokhtar, said the act was “a violation of privacy” and demanded a token euro ($1) in damages.
The men will be able to have their prison sentences reduced by 10 and 8 months respectively and serve them at home while wearing an electronic tag, the court heard.