Prolific burglar dubbed Wimbledon Prowler ordered to repay just £1 after earning £1m from raiding celebs' houses

A PROLIFIC burglar who targeted celebs’ houses was ordered to repay just £1.

Asdrit Kapaj was jailed for 14 years in 2019 after raiding an estimated 200-plus homes.

Reports suggested Albanian Kapaj, a bogus asylum-seeker, made about £1million from an 11-year crime spree.

CPS officials have since calculated he benefited by £1,096,852.40.

However he was handed a £1 confiscation order because he has no available assets, sparking outrage among crime prevention campaigners.

Kapaj, 44, arrived here in 1996 falsely claiming to be a Kosovan asylum-seeker.

Dubbed the Wimbledon Prowler, he travelled to London from his Manchester home to carry out raids from 2008.

He was prolific around the wealthy area near the All England Tennis Club.

His celebrity victims included ex-Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka, who reportedly chased him across a garden.

Wimbledon tennis champ Boris Becker was also targeted.


Married chip shop owner Kapaj was finally caught in 2019 but none of the stolen money or goods has ever been recovered.

David Spencer, of the Centre for Crime Prevention, called the £1 ruling “ridiculous” and an insult to victims.

The CPS said: “If he is found to have more funds, we can and will apply to make sure it’s repaid.”


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