ESSENDON legend Mark Thompson’s house was searched by Victoria police on Friday.
The former Geelong and Bombers mentor’s house was reportedly searched as part of a “wideranging” investigation.
Foxsports.com.au reports Victoria Police executed a warrant to search Thompson’s property in Port Melbourne and remained at the 54-year-old’s house for several hours.
Victoria Police said no charges have been laid following the raid.
According to reports, Thompson’s whereabouts remain unknown following the first reports on Monday that his property was raided.
Victoria Police released a statement on Monday, confirming the raid was conducted by detectives from two divisions within Victoria Police.
“Detectives from Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit and Geelong Divisional Response Unit executed a warrant at Port Melbourne on 5/1/18,” a spokeswoman said.
“Detectives attended the Rouse Street address at 9.30am this morning (on Friday).
“No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.”
Fairfax Media reports Thompson on Saturday denied his renovated Port Melbourne warehouse was raided last week.
Channel 7 reported on Monday night Thompson returned to the home on Monday afternoon before immediately leaving the scene after spotting media out the front of the residence.
The Network also broadcast video of the dramatic moment police executed the warrant, removing the front door to the Port Melbourne house to gain access.
Detectives from Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit and Geelong Divisional Response Unit were heard shouting “Police, don’t move” as they entered the property.
It comes as 3AW reported on Monday night Thompson will be interviewed by police in coming days.
There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on Thompson’s part.
Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris told SEN Radio on Monday afternoon Thompson’s employer Fox Footy has been unable to reach the AFL commentator known as “Bomber” Thompson.
“This was a significant raid because it lasted into the afternoon and given that it started at 9.30am there might be a bit more to it,” Morris told SEN Radio.
“We know that he’s an employee of Fox Footy as well. We tried to make contact with him, but it went to voice mail so we haven’t heard from Bomber and we’re unsure of his whereabouts at the moment as well.
“There’s clearly a number of things we have to be careful of here. The first and foremost thing is Bomber’s health and wellbeing. We just hope he’s OK at the moment.”
The Essendon premiership winner famously quit the Bombers at the end of the 2014 season following complications to the fallout from the club’s infamous supplements scandal.
He was charged by the AFL with bringing the game into disrepute and fined $30,000 for his role in the 2013 supplement program.
He returned as an AFL commentator for Fox Footy in 2017 and remains a contracted employee of the 24-hour AFL channel.
It was revealed in March Thompson received a $6.92 million windfall as part of a $37 million sheep farm sale at Armstrong Creek, between Geelong and Torquay.
Essendon recruitment boss Adrian Dodoro also hit a $6.92 million jackpot in the deal.
Thompson played 202 matches for Essendon from 1983 to 1996, winning three premierships with the club.
He coached Geelong for 260 matches from 2000 to 2010, including the team’s famous premiership in 2007 when the Cats defeated Port Adelaide by more than 100 points in the grand final.
He was also at the helm when the Cats defeated St Kilda in the 2009 grand final.
Thompson coached Essendon during the 2014 season after taking over from coach James Hird.