Police make arrest in burglary of Rob Gronkowski's house during Super Bowl

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Rob Gronkowski might not have picked up any new jewelry during Super Bowl week last February, but at least the Patriots tight end is starting to recover some of the accessories stolen from him while he was in Minneapolis for the game.

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On Friday, police in Foxborough arrested one man in connection with the robbery at Gronkowski’s house during the Super Bowl and are currently searching for accomplices. According to police reports, Anthony Almeida, a 31-year-old, was charged with breaking and entering nighttime, two counts of receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property. Two others, Shayne Denn, 26, and Eric Tyrrell, 28, are wanted by police as well.

Details of what was taken were scarce when the break-in was first reported, but it appears an Apple Watch, Rolex and two rare coins from the 1800s have been returned to Gronkowski.

Luckily, no one was home at the time of the incident, though Gronkowski does have a live-in security guard and chauffeur, Robert Goon, who alleged his firearms were also taken during the robbery.

Goon took to Twitter shortly after police announced that they were still looking for Denn and Tyrell.


It takes a certain level of foolishness to attempt to steal from one of Boston’s most beloved residents, to begin with. To do it during Super Bowl weekend, no less, is the type of aggression that will not stand when it comes to the Patriots.

Gronkowski, in part, celebrated the news the same way any 28-year-old would handle the return of property stolen while suffering one of the most crushing defeats of his career: with an impromptu dance-off with Shaquille O’Neal, of course.


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was off in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl when his Foxborough home was robbed in February. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was off in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl when his Foxborough home was robbed in February. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Blake Schuster is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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