New England Patriots' tight end and former Amherst resident Rob Gronkowski has had a lousy couple of days.
On Sunday, his team lost the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Then Monday night, Foxborough police officers were sent to his home to investigate a break-in that may have involved the theft of “multiple safes and possible guns taken,” according to a recording of a police dispatcher, the Boston Globe reported.
“I don’t know if you ever been the victim of a break-in, but when you are robbed and there is an intrusion into your personal space, it’s unpleasant whether you are Rob Gronkowski or Bill Baker,’’ Foxborough Police Chief William D. Baker told the Globe. “For him it’s a double whammy coming off the loss.”
Police confirmed the burglary was reported at 6:18 p.m.
No one was home at the time of the burglary, Baker said.
Baker would not confirm to the Globe exactly what was taken from Gronkowski's home or whether there were surveillance cameras in the house.
"Out of respect for the homeowner's privacy and because this remains a very active and dynamic criminal investigation the police are not releasing any information about the items stolen or possible suspects as this case moves forward," Baker said in a press release posted on the department's Facebook page.
Gronkowski grew up in Western New York and attended Williamsville schools.
Here's video of a police press conference on the burglary from Fox 25 Boston: