London police say that, in the wee hours Thursday night, burglars broke into Madonna's newly purchased London luxury spread and absconded with boyfriend Guy Ritchie's Range Rover and other possessions.
The 42-year-old singer, her two young children, Rocco and Lourdes, and the 32-year-old Ritchie were sleeping upstairs and--thank her lucky star--were not harmed during the break-in, which occurred in London's trendy Notting Hill neighborhood.
The singer's U.S.-based spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed the robbery occurred, but gave no further details.
British news outlets report police found the SUV Friday morning, but have yet to turn up any suspects. The robbery is under investigation.
"A number of items were stolen including a set of car keys which were then used to steal the Range Rover," a police spokeswoman tells Reuters. "The vehicle was later recovered in west London and forensic testing will be carried out on it."
Madonna, who reportedly snapped up the four-story Georgian house for a cool $10 million last month, said she had chosen to live in London because she felt safe there.
But for Madonna, who has had her share of run-ins with various loonies and looky-loos in Los Angeles (her former primary residence), London hasn't exactly been a holiday since she took up residence there last year with director Ritchie.
In June, an overzealous fan who had been harassing the couple for months showed up at the home Madonna was then renting in the posh Kensington disctrict and confronted the couple as they returned home from a night of clubbing. The man allegedly tried to open Madonna's car door before the chivalrous Ritchie stepped in and clobbered him (Ritchie was arrested, but the charges were eventually dropped). A few weeks later, thieves ransacked the place while Madonna and Ritchie were out at the premiere of her film The Next Best Thing.
Madonna, who gave birth in August to the couple's first child, son Rocco, was quoted recently saying she plans on tying the knot with Ritchie sometime after the New Year.