British singer Jay Kay's holiday in Spain got off to a bad start after thieves ransacked his villa and stole a Rolex watch and cash.
The star arrived on the holiday island of Ibiza earlier this month (Aug12) and rented a $19,200 (£12,000) villa for a ten-day holiday with pals in the Cala Carbo resort.
But the Jamiroquai frontman's first night was marred by a break-in, with burglars swiping an expensive watch belonging to one of his bodyguards and money. The villa had previously been targeted by thieves several times.
Local police were informed of the burglary, but the star refused to make an official complaint.
His rep tells Britain's Mail On Sunday, "Jay had a pretty unpleasant experience. When we booked the villa they didn't tell us that they had previously been robbed. We wish they had, as Jay would have been more vigilant.
"He had literally arrived at the villa and gone straight out. When he returned the villa had been robbed so the thieves must have seen them arriving.
"Jay felt very violated but he didn't want a full-scale police investigation - he didn't want the hassle or the publicity. Jay stayed at the villa for the rest of the trip because they upped the security."