By MyFM's Jake Archer - Foxboro police have confirmed that Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski's home was burglarized while he was away in Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Police arrived at the residence Monday at about 6 p.m. local time, and both local and state police were on the scene for most of the night, according to reports.
In a recording of the call Monday between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher said, "multiple safes and possibly guns" were taken. Foxboro Police Chief William Baker would not say when the robbery happened or what was taken from the house, but he did say that Gronkowski was away at Super Bowl LII when the break-in occurred. "There were items stolen," Baker told reporters Tuesday morning. "We're not going to release the nature of the items stolen."
"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 it with the public, so I won't have any further comment on that," Baker added. Gronkowski lives just a few miles from Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots returned late Monday afternoon after Sunday's heartbreaking Super Bowl LII loss to the Phildelphia Eagles in Minneapolis.
"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 which really has a profound effect on everybody who is a victim of this crime when your personal space is breached like that," Baker told reporters.
Let's hope that whoever did this is caught, and that Gronk has a better rest of his week. If any more information comes out, I'll keep you updated.