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Rita Ora burglar found guilty of £200,000 raid on home

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Image caption Jewellery, bags and iPhones were among the items taken from the X Factor judge's home

A burglar has been found guilty of raiding the home of pop star Rita Ora while she and her sister slept upstairs.

Charaf El Moudden, 26, took £200,000 worth of property from the former X Factor judge's house during the burglary on 28 November last year.

Her sister Elena was awoken by a man rifling through items in her bedroom, prompting Ora to call police.

Ten out of 12 jurors found El Moudden guilty at Harrow Crown Court.

'Woken by a scream'

Jewellery, bags and iPhones were among the items taken when two men broke into the star's home in a targeted attack.

In a frantic 999 call played to jurors, Rita Ora told a call operator she would kill one of the intruders.

During the call she told the operator: "Oh my God I don't have a knife, I know they're going to come upstairs."

Giving evidence from behind a curtain, the singer said she was woken by her sister's screams.

"She just ran up the stairs then she jumped on my bed and started screaming," she said.

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Image caption Charaf El Moudden was remanded in custody to await sentencing.

The court heard Rita Ora's four-bedroom property in north-west London had been deliberately chosen by El Moudden because he knew she lived there.

He has a number of previous convictions including trying to sell pictures of the body of a dead Harry Potter actor.

Wearing a pink long-sleeved polo shirt, he put his head in his hands as the verdict was read out.

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Image caption Rita Ora gave evidence during the trial from behind a curtain

Despite denying involvement in the burglary, police discovered £3,500 in cash "hidden" in an envelope in a sofa bed at El Moudden's home in north London, at the time of his arrest in January.

In December 2006 he pleaded guilty to forcing entry to a Costcutter shop and stealing property from inside the store.

Five years later he admitted breaking into a house in north-west London and stealing goods including jewellery, watches, foreign currency and a BMW with a total value of around £75,000.

El Moudden was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

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