James Hird's family home ransacked as his family slept

Former Essendon player and coach James Hird had his Audi stolen during a home invasion in Melbourne.

Police say unknown offenders broke into a two-storey Toorak home between 12am and 1.30am on Friday and stole a silver Audi Q7 station wagon, registration XCA-676, and electronics.

Hird said the thieves broke through the front door.

Former Essendon star James Hird’s home (pictured) has been robbed in Toorak, Melbourne. Source: 7 News

“It’s very upsetting but no one’s hurt,” he said.

“They’ve got the car and a few other things but that’s OK.”

The Hird family was home during the break-in but only realised the car was gone on Friday morning.

They have a surveillance camera but it was blocked.

Former Essendon star James Hird. File pic Source: AAP

Hird’s son also noticed the front door was open during the night but closed it thinking his sister had left it unlocked. 

A locksmith has changed the locks on the Hird’s home. Detectives also interviewed the family and neighbours as investigations continue.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

Thieves stole his Audi Q7 station wagon. File pic. Source: 7 News