Two men armed with swords, rope and a body bag were arrested Tuesday near Joss Stone’s rural home in England under suspicion of planning to rob and kill the young British singer, according to a report.
Police apprehended the pair, aged 33 and 30, after neighbors noticed them driving slowly around the area in a red Fiat Punto, the Sun reports.
They reportedly had detailed maps and aerial photos of Stone’s property in east Devon.
“Joss is aware of the arrests and police are keeping her updated with developments,” reps for Stone said in a statement.
Detective inspector Steve Parker told the Sun: “The men had information and items that lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offense.”
Stone, 24, has an estimated personal fortune of some $14 million, the paper says.
BY TIM NUDD AND MONIQUE JESSEN