Listen To Rob Gronkowski's 911 Call Reporting A Burglary

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski walks off the field after Super Bowl 52. The Eagles won 41-33. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski walks off the field after Super Bowl 52. The Eagles won 41-33. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Police say the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was burgled while he was away at the Super Bowl.

Foxborough Police Chief William Baker confirmed Tuesday morning that his department is investigating a burglary at Gronkowski's home.

He said officers responded to the home just after 6 p.m. Monday.

Foxborough police, in response to a public records request, released a short clip of Gronkowski's 911 call.

"Hello, this isn't an emergency," Gronkowski tells the dispatcher. "This is just, 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."

Baker said "out of respect for Mr. Gronkowski's privacy and because this is an active and dynamic criminal investigation we're not going to be releasing any information right now about what was stolen and whether any suspects exist."

According to a recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher says "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken.

Baker released a heavily redacted police report Tuesday, citing exemptions covering privacy and an ongoing investigation.

The report says the thieves broke in through a window at 8:50 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, and stole an item worth $500 belonging to Gronkowski's housemate Robert Goon. A third housemate, Nathan Ruckdashel, told police two items worth several hundred dollars were stolen, but police redacted what the items are. Gronkowski's room was locked, and not broken into.

Gronkowski had nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

With reporting by The Associated Press and WBUR's Ally Jarmanning

This article was originally published on February 06, 2018.



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