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Just 48 hours ago, Rob Gronkowski was probably planning on spending this week celebrating. In his mind, he likely thought the Patriots were going to take on the Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, win the game, and then return back to the New England area to celebrate with all of the Patriots’ fans. It’s just sort of the way things have gone for Gronk and the Pats over the last few years.
But things haven't gone according to plan for the Pats or Gronk since then. First, the Patriots lost to Nick Foles and the Eagles in the Super Bowl. Then, Gronk was inundated with retirement rumors following the game and forced to confront his future head-on, even though he was clearly in no mood to think about his long-term plans after suffering such a devastating loss on the field. And then, when he was finally able to make his way back home on Monday and get out of the spotlight for a second, he discovered his house in Foxborough, Massachusetts had been broken into while he was away for the Super Bowl.
Foxborough police have not yet revealed when the break-in occurred or what was taken from Gronkowski’s home. But Foxborough Police Chief William Baker confirmed the burglary on Tuesday morning and said there were items missing from Gronk’s home. He refused to elaborate any further.
"There were items stolen," Baker said. "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."
ESPN.com is reporting that, during a call that took place between officers who responded to the break-in and a dispatcher, the dispatcher said "multiple safes and possibly guns" may have been the items that were stolen from Gronk’s home.
Gronk’s house is located just a few miles away from Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play their home games. The Patriots arrived back at their facility on Monday afternoon. Gronk or someone in his camp contacted police a short time later to report the break-in at his home.