New England Patriots

Foxborough police are investigating a burglary that took place at Rob Gronkowski’s home while the Patriots tight end was away to play in Super Bowl LII.

Boston 25 News quickly hit the scene to report the apparent break-in. Police reportedly took the call to the house sometime after 6 p.m. and stayed until 11:00.

Gronkowski himself appeared briefly in a Boston 25 News video but did not speak.

Foxborough police chief William Baker confirmed the burglary to reporters at the station on Tuesday morning. Although he declined to divulge further information about the crime, Boston 25 News obtained a police recording stating that “multiple safes” and “possible guns” were among items stolen from the home.

“I think it’s kind of a tough combination,” said Baker. “You know, to have suffered this unfortunate loss and then to get home and be a victim of this kind of crime.”

Rob Gronkowski burglary being investigated by Foxboro police (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski speaks to the media after Super Bowl LII. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Gronkowski caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. When asked about rumors that he’s considering retirement from the NFL, Gronkowski did not commit to playing in 2018 and said he would think about his future in the coming weeks.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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