Patriots Rob Gronkowski’s home burglarized while he was away for Super Bowl

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Patriots Rob Gronkowski’s home burglarized while he was away for Super Bowl

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski’s Massachusetts home was burglarized while he was away for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Minnesota, authorities said today.

The burglary was reported to police at 6:18 p.m. Monday, Foxborough Police William Chief Baker said at a news conference this morning.

PHOTO: A burglary was reported at Rob Gronkowski’s home in Foxborough, Mass.WCVB
A burglary was reported at Rob Gronkowski’s home in Foxborough, Mass.

The exact timing of the break-in was not released but Baker said it took place while Gronkowski, 28, was in Minneapolis, where the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles by 8 points.

PHOTO: New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski catches a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.Jeff Roberson/AP
New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski catches a pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.
PHOTO: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots warms up prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots warms up prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Some items were stolen from the star tight end’s home, Baker said, though declining to identify them.

Authorities “consider this a routine property crime investigation from a police perspective,” Baker said in a news release.

“We will have no further comment on the case until the case is solved,” he added.

Los Angeles Dodgers right-fielder Yasiel Puig went through a similar experience during last year’s World Series. While he was playing in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium, authorities arrived to his Los Angeles home and found a smashed window and missing property. The Dodgers lost the World Series to the Houston Astros.

ABC News’ Kelly McCarthy contributed to this report.

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