New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered more than a Super Bowl loss this week, returning to his MA home Monday to find the residence had been burglarized, police said.
Like many of his teammates, Gronkowski has a home in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the suburb is about 40 km south of Boston and is home to Gillette Stadium, where the team pratices and plays.
Though Baker did not get into specifics, audio on the Foxborough police dispatch advises officers to "speak with the homeowner there who reports while he was away on his trip his house was broken into, multiple safes and possible guns taken". Eastern Time on Monday, police remained at Gronkowski's home through much of the evening.
"I don't know if you ever been the victim of a break-in, but when you are robbed and there is an intrustion into your personal space, it's unpleasant whether you are Rob Gronkowski or Bill Baker, " the chief said.
"There were items stolen", Baker said. Following the Super Bowl, Gronkowski wouldn't commit to playing another season, saying, "We'll sit down in the next couple of weeks and see where I'm at".
"We've got an idea of what was stolen at this point, " he said.
"I think it's kind of a tough combination", he said. "His gate is never open", said Tom Savino.
The police report said Gronkowksi and two roommates discovered the burglary downstairs, then went upstairs where their three bedrooms are located. "And I just got back".
The Patriots returned to the Boston area Monday, hours after their 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday night.