Foxborough Police Department released the brief 911 call placed by New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski at about 6:18 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, after he returned from the Super Bowl trip and found his Foxboro, Massachusetts, home burglarized.
“Nine-one-one, line’s recorder, where is your emergency?” the operator asked.
“Hello. This isn’t an emergency. This is just a… this is Rob Gronkowski calling and while I was gone, my whole house got robbed while on the Super Bowl trip and I just got back,” Gronkowski said in the recording.
The police department released a heavily redacted report on the burglary. Based on the available information, somebody broke in through a window of the house where Gronkowski, 28, lives with his housemates Robert Goon, 37, and Nathan Ruckdaschel, 29, on Super Bowl night, around 8:50 p.m.
While Gronkowski’s room remained locked and secured, Ruckdaschel’s room was unlocked and he had two unspecified items stolen from him, each worth several hundred dollars. Goon’s room was breached and some unspecified items were missing.
“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,” Foxboro Police Chief William Baker told reporters Tuesday morning, CBS Boston reported.
CBS Boston learned from its sources three guns have been stolen from the house and that Goon has a state firearms license.
Gronkowski left the house for Minneapolis on Jan. 29, while his housemates left on the morning of Feb. 1. The housemates told police both windows and doors were secured.
“I think it’s kind of a tough combination to have suffered this unfortunate [Super Bowl] loss and then to get home and be a victim of this kind of crime which is, as I say, really has a profound effect on everybody who’s a victim of this crime when your personal space is breached like that,” Baker said.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat Patriots 41-33 on Sunday for the Super Bowl title.