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Former Altrincham fish and chip shop owner admits raid on home of tennis star Boris Becker

By David Prior at

A former fish and chip shop owner from Altrincham has admitted an attempted raid on the home of tennis star Boris Becker.

Asdrit Kapaj, of Woodfield Road in Broadheath, is facing years in jail after pleading guilty last month to stealing jewellery worth more than £500,000 from multi-million pound homes in Wimbledon over a number of years.

His 10-year spree, between 2008 and 2018, involved 21 burglaries and two attempted burglaries, with proceeds totalling around £542,000.

And earlier this week he returned to Kingston Crown Court to admit an attempted burglary at the home of Becker, the Wimbledon men’s champion in 1985, 1986 and 1989.

Kapaj pictured carrying out one of his burglaries

He attempted to raid Becker’s house on October 31st 2013, when Becker lived in the area with his then wife Lilly.

Kapaj, who travelled to commit the crimes from his home in Altrincham, also pleaded guilty to the burglary of another home in the area on January 25th 2014, a court official confirmed.

Kapaj’s mugshot, and pictured carrying out one of his burglaries

“I’m pleased he’s been caught,” Becker said, while his estranged wife Lilly added: “He had no choice but to admit what he’d done.”

Kapaj, who will next appear in court on June 7th, was already due to be sentenced for his other offences on June 21st.

Married with two children aged nine and four, Kapaj has spent the last three months in prison.