Police in Spain’s prosperous northeastern Catalonia region on Wednesday opened an investigation into a suspected burglary in a house belonging to Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué and his partner, international pop star Shakira.

The suspects allegedly took advantage of the unpleasant, stormy weather to frisk in the house, undisturbed while the parents of the footballer, who were house-sitting the property in Esplugues de Llobregat, a leafy neighbourhood that is home to several soccer players, were asleep, sources close to the investigation told Efe news agency.

Piqué and wife Shakira were in Cologne, a German city at the time of the episode, where the Colombian-Lebanese singer was to give a concert.

“Last night I saw each and every one of your faces from the stage,” Shakira said in her Twitter account on Wednesday of her performance in Cologne the previous evening. “I can’t forget you! Shak,” she added.

The suspected thieves caused no personal damage and the Catalan regional police were considering it a case of non-violent robbery, the sources added.

Piqué has been training with the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia. Spain is one of the front-runners to clinch the title.

Nothing can be confirmed as of now, investigations are on and widespread but nothing conclusive has come from the end of the cops. They are looking for a breakthrough.

(IANS inputs)