Foxborough police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
“I just want to confirm the reports that Mr. Gronkowski was the victim of a residential burglary last night,” Foxborough Police Chief William D. Baker said Tuesday morning.
Though Baker offered little detail, he said the call about the burglary was received around 6:18 p.m. Monday and that Gronkowksi was not home at the time of the break-in.
It is believed the burglary occurred while Gronkowski was playing in Sunday night’s Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minnesota and that “multiple safes and possible guns” were taken from the home, according to a police audio recording obtained by Boston 25 News.
Gronkowski and the rest of the Patriots left for Minneapolis on Jan. 29 and did not return to Massachusetts until Monday evening around 5 p.m., the station reported.
“Out of respect to Gronkowski’s privacy, and because this is an active criminal investigation, we’re not going to be releasing any information right now about what was stolen or if there are any suspects,” Baker said. “Obviously, the people who committed the theft know what was stolen. It’s an investigative advantage for us to know that as well and not share that with the public.”
Baker did say that no other burglaries have been reported in the neighborhood.
“We hope to comment more on this case when we bring somebody to justice for having committed this burglary,” he said.
In a shocking upset, the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 to win their first Super Bowl Sunday night.
“It’s a tough combination to have suffered this unfortunate loss and then to get home and be a victim of this kind of crime,” Baker said when asked how Gronkowski was holding up after the burglary.