Thieves have broken into the property of the late Peaches Geldof, twice, since her death.
The 27-year-old was found dead in the $1.7 million Wrotham, Kent home she shared with her husband Thomas Cohen, 23, and their children, Phaedra and Astala, on April 7.
Since then, in attempts to remove valuables and sentimental items, several burglars have broken into the property and damaged its closed-circuit television cameras.
Among the items removed by crooks, the ride-along lawn mower Peaches can be seen riding in recent family photos (above).
According to neighbours, her father, Sir Bob Geldof, planned to restore the mower in her memory. “Bob wanted to keep it for sentimental reasons, but it was broken, so he asked someone to do it up,” the source told the UK’s The Sun newspaper. “I spoke to the mechanic, but he said in the end they told him he couldn’t repair it as it had been stolen. It’s shocking to think someone would do that so soon after Peaches died.”
The source adds, heartbroken Thomas is currently living with family in another residence and plans to sell the home, “The house has been empty ever since Peaches died. The vultures who broke in clearly knew that and are preying on the bereaved and her family. It’s a wicked thing to do given what Tom is going through at this time.”
According to reports, both Peaches and her late mother, Paula Yates, both passed from a heroin overdose while at home with only one of their minor children.