DailyMailRob Gronkowski returned home from the Super Bowl on Monday to learn his house had been robbed while he was away in Minneapolis. The Foxborough Police Department said on Tuesday morning that Gronkowski, 28, called at 6:18pm on Monday to report that a burglary had occurred at his $1 million home. That is all the information that authorities were able to give at this time however, noting that since this is still an active investigation no details would be released until they had finished gathering all information regarding the case. The initial dispatch on Monday night did however note that ‘multiple safes’ and ‘possible guns’ may have been taken in the heist according to the homeowner, who said he had been away on a trip. There was no name given, but the address of the home is the same property that Gronkowski owns in the town, just a few miles away from Gillette Stadium. It was less than 10 minutes after Gronkowski made that call when the first officer arrived on the scene, and the scanner reveals that multiple detectives and other officers visited the property on Monday evening. It is unclear when the burglary might have occurred, with Gronkowski heading out to Minneapolis on January 29 with the team, giving the alleged looter or looters a full week to try and access his home. ‘I think its kind of a tough combination, to have suffered this unfortunate loss and then to get home and be the victim of this kind of crime,’ Foxborough Chief of Police William Baker said during a media briefing on Tuesday.
This is what’s called adding insult to injury, while Rob Gronkowski was in Minneapolis suffering a devastating loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, burglars were robbing his home in Massachusetts. Gronk returned home, and immediately called police, after noticing multiple guns and safes were missing from his million dollar home. Very little information is being given by police at this time, as an investigation is ongoing, but you have to hope an athlete of Gronkowski’s caliber has some sort of home security which will help catch the scumbags who burglarized his home while he was trying to bring home a championship. This is becoming a troubling trend in the sports world, Los Angels Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had his home burglarized and had $500,000 worth of jewelry stolen while he was playing in the 2017 World Series, and thieves think that the home of a wealthy athlete playing a road game is an easy target for a big score. Do not be surprised if athletes start getting house sitters, who are highly trained and armed to the teeth, to watch their homes during road trips.