Gronk’s Foxboro home burglarized while he was playing in Super Bowl
By: News Staff
FOXBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State and Foxboro police are looking into a burglary at the home of New England Patriots’ tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski.
The break-in was discovered Monday evening, when Gronkowski returned home from the Super Bowl. Multiple safes and possible guns were taken from his house, according to the police dispatch call. The police chief would not confirm what was taken.
The burglary happened before 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the police report.
“Kind of a tough combination to have to suffer this unfortunate loss and then to get home and be a victim of this kind of crime,” Chief William Baker told reporters in a press conference Tuesday morning. “Whether you’re Rob Gronkowski or Bill Baker, being the victim of a residential property crime like that is unpleasant.”
A criminal investigation is ongoing. Police would not confirm whether they have any suspects in mind. “We’re going to keep the details of this pretty close to the vest until we see if we can bring this to a successful conclusion,” said Baker.
Super-fan Katie Pittsley heard the news of the burglary when she was in Foxboro and felt compelled to drive by his house to see if he was alright. “He travels all this time away and then comes home to this, after that sad loss - they were over there battling this,” she said. “You don’t do that to somebody.”
Her message to Gronkowski: “I’m sorry that this happened. It shouldn’t have happened. It’s wrong and I hope that they find this person to bring to justice.”