Reporting Elizabeth Hur
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Burglars target the home of a Philadelphia Eagle and get away with tens of thousands of dollars worth of items.
Police say it happened at a condominium development, near the Lincoln Financial Field, that is home to a number of Eagles players.
The victim in this case, Jason Peters, the Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle. Police say Peters returned home Wednesday evening. He had been away since mid-January. Police say concerned neighbors alerted Peters his damaged garage door. Once inside, Peters found his home ransacked. Peters told police the thieves got away with an estimated $60,000 worth of goods including:
- Designer Watches
- High-end Diamond Jewelry
- Camera equipment
Neighbor Ted Pirolli said, “Usually doesn’t happen in this area. Not only this development, this area.”
Pirolli was surprised but another neighbor who wished to remain anonymous was convinced this was no coincidence.
“Nobody has any other problems.”
The only other incident he can recall from the development was from August of 2008. That’s when the home of another Eagles player, defensive lineman Broderick Bunkley was burglarized. At the time, Bunkley was also out of town.
The neighbor added, “This is just the place where they live when they’re playing and after that, they leave so they’re vulnerable. I would say that there is a little bit of concern because somebody knows they’re not there.”
Police say they don’t have any suspects and the investigation is continuing. In the meantime, investigators do ask anyone with information to contact the police.
Reported by Elizabeth Hur, CBS 3