Home of Chargers' Antonio Gates burglarized with wife, children inside

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Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates confirmed on Thursday that his California home was burglarized last weekend, while he was in Pittsburgh with the Chargers playing the Steelers.

The scariest part: Gates’ family was home at the time.

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Items taken from garage

Via Eric D. Williams of ESPN, Gates confirmed a TMZ report that his home was broken into last weekend.

The home of Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was burglarized last weekend, while the player was in Pittsburgh – and his wife and children were home. (AP)
The home of Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was burglarized last weekend, while the player was in Pittsburgh – and his wife and children were home. (AP)

They did not enter his main home, instead taking a garbage bag of items from the Gates’ garage.

Gates said his wife, Sasha, and their two children were upstairs in the home at the time. No one was injured.

“All that stuff didn’t really matter to me, to be honest with you,” Gates said. “I was just so concerned with my kids.”

Jewelry taken, cars searched

The suspects were caught on surveillance cameras, and while in the garage took jewelry they found, as well as a hoverboard. They also searched Gates’ cars, including a Rolls-Royce.

Police are searching for the suspects, who may have cased the home previously, as they hopped a fence and seemed to know just where to go once they got on the property.

Gates is the not first athlete in that area to have his home burglarized: the Los Angeles Rams’ Robert Woods and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig have as well.

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