Chloe Szepanowski and Mitch Orval’s terrifying home invasion caught on camera


Terrifying home surveillance footage has captured the moment hooded thugs broke into influencer couple Chloe Szepanowski and Mitchell Orval’s $2.75million mansion on the Gold Coast.

A shaken Chloe, 23, recalled the moment she thought Mitch, 25, had been killed by the intruders during a late-night standoff, and admitted she’d been left ‘traumatised’ by the incident.

Chloe, who is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, shared confronting CCTV vision of two hooded figures creeping into their driveway in the dead of night.

Terrifying: Home surveillance footage has captured the moment hooded thugs broke into Chloe Szepanowski (right) and Mitchell Orval’s (left) $2.75million mansion on the Gold Coast

The footage was recorded on February 25, 2022, at about 3am, but Chloe did not publicly address the incident until Monday.

The couple and their one-year-old son Arti were sleeping upstairs when they heard the sound of two people entering their driveway.  

The footage, which Chloe posted on Instagram, shows one figure breaking into her luxury car, while the other opens the front gate before fleeing on foot. 

Awful: A shaken Chloe, 23, recalled the moment she thought Mitch, 25, had been killed by the intruders during a late-night standoff, and admitted she'd been left 'traumatised' by the ordeal

Break-in: The footage was recorded on February 25, 2022, at about 3am, but Chloe did not publicly address the incident until Monday

Awful: A shaken Chloe, 23, recalled the moment she thought Mitch, 25, had been killed by the intruders during a late-night standoff, and admitted she’d been left ‘traumatised’ by the ordeal

A shirtless Mitch is then seen running down the driveway shouting at the robber as he frantically attempts to stop them driving away.

Rather than fleeing the scene, the brazen criminal tries to mow down Mitch with the vehicle, then crashes into the family’s outdoor trampoline. 

Chloe told her followers the couple were so disturbed by the incident they packed up their belongings and moved out that night.

Scared: The family, including son Arti (left), were too traumatised to return to the house, and have moved into another apartment

Scared: The family, including son Arti (left), were too traumatised to return to the house, and have moved into another apartment 

Horror: The CCTV footage shows one figure breaking into Chloe's luxury car, while the other opens the front gate before fleeing on foot

Horror: The CCTV footage shows one figure breaking into Chloe’s luxury car, while the other opens the front gate before fleeing on foot  

‘We got broken into at 3am one morning when we were all upstairs,’ Chloe explained.

‘The footage gives me legit trauma because I was upstairs screaming, while I didn’t know what was happening downstairs.’

Mitch had gone downstairs and ‘caught them in our house’, the YouTuber said, before describing the confrontation her boyfriend had with ‘a guy’ in her car. 

Stand-off: A shirtless Mitch is seen running down the driveway shouting at the robber and attempts to stop them driving away. Rather than fleeing the scene, the brazen criminal tries to mow down Mitch with the vehicle, then crashes into the family's outdoor trampoline

Stand-off: A shirtless Mitch is seen running down the driveway shouting at the robber and attempts to stop them driving away. Rather than fleeing the scene, the brazen criminal tries to mow down Mitch with the vehicle, then crashes into the family’s outdoor trampoline

‘They got my keys and tried to steal my car, while Mitch’s car was in the driveway so they couldn’t get out,’ Chloe said. 

‘It was basically Mitch and this guy going head to head in the front yard… the guy tried to run Mitch over with my car multiple times.

‘I thought Mitch was legit going to be dead on the driveway.’ 

Awful: 'This is the third time in 2022 we got broken into, but this time it was really traumatic for the entire family,' the young mother said

Awful: ‘This is the third time in 2022 we got broken into, but this time it was really traumatic for the entire family,’ the young mother said 

‘This is the third time in 2022 we got broken into, but this time it was really traumatic for the entire family,’ she added.

Chloe said she learned the value of safety that night, especially after having her son in the house as it was all happening.

‘You go into some crazy mode of survival and fight when someone is in your house and you have a young [one] to protect,’ she said.

'I didn't feel safe': Chloe said she learned the value of safety that night, especially after having her son in the house as it was all happening

‘I didn’t feel safe’: Chloe said she learned the value of safety that night, especially after having her son in the house as it was all happening

Chloe said her house’s location had been posted ‘everywhere’ since they moved in, and the incident was a lesson in prioritising privacy.

She and Mitch haven’t returned to their house since the attempted invasion, and have hired other people to move their belongings ‘so we didn’t have to face it again’.

They have moved into an apartment after spending several months in a hotel.  

Home woes: Chloe and Mitch had previously left fans confused when they suddenly sold their home in February, after living there for just 12 months

Home woes: Chloe and Mitch had previously left fans confused when they suddenly sold their home in February, after living there for just 12 months

Chloe and Mitch had previously left fans confused when they suddenly sold their home in February, after living there for just 12 months.

The pair had completed extensive renovations to the Broadwater mansion and pocketed a cool $900,000 profit after selling it three weeks before auction. 

At the time, Mitch told Realestate.com.au the couple were selling to take advantage of the booming property market on the Gold Coast. 

Sold: The pair had completed extensive renovations to the Broadwater mansion and pocketed a cool $900,000 profit after selling it three weeks before auction

Sold: The pair had completed extensive renovations to the Broadwater mansion and pocketed a cool $900,000 profit after selling it three weeks before auction

Popular: Selling agent Mitch Lambert said in February their property on Monaco Street (pictured) had attracted 50 enquiries in the first 24 hours of it being listed

Popular: Selling agent Mitch Lambert said in February their property on Monaco Street (pictured) had attracted 50 enquiries in the first 24 hours of it being listed 

But on Monday, Chloe confirmed the real reason for selling was the break-in. 

Selling agent Mitch Lambert said in February their property on Monaco Street had attracted 50 enquiries in the first 24 hours of it being listed.

Lambert said the popularity of the home stemmed from the celebrity profile of the sellers, the Hamptons-style design and the fact it’s on a ‘brand-name street’.

The two-storey house has five bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, four bathrooms, six toilets and a stylish home cinema.

There is also a large balcony off the upstairs master suite, while another bedroom boasts views of the nearby park and skyline.

Renovation: Mitch previously said his pride and joy was the home cinema (pictured) - formerly an unused carport - which he renovated and fitted out with chairs and rows of candy shelves

Renovation: Mitch previously said his pride and joy was the home cinema (pictured) – formerly an unused carport – which he renovated and fitted out with chairs and rows of candy shelves

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