By Matt Rivers, Andrew Kramer
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say they are searching for the suspect or suspects who broke into the home of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. The wideout is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
This happened sometime between January 6th and January 10th at Jackson’s home, located on the 3200 block of Pietro Way, not far from the Sports Complex.
Police tell CBS3 Eyewitness News Jackson’s mother called them early Saturday morning saying she discovered hers sons second floor bedroom was ransacked and items were missing.
According to police, $200,000 worth of cash, $125,000 in jewelry, two semi-automatic hand guns and a small safe are all missing. Jackson would later say in a statement these numbers are inaccurate.
So far, detectives say they found no sign of forced entry. The home’s security system had been removed.
Jackson was not in the area at the time the theft was reported. Photos from his Twitter page over the last few days show the wide receiver partying down in Miami.
The Eagles receiver issued the following statement on Sunday through a spokesman…
“DeSean is clearly upset that his home was burglarized while he was out of town on vacation. He has always felt very safe in his community and it concerns him someone would victimize his place of residence. He had personal items, jewelry and a small amount of money taken in the burglary, however the amount that has been previously reported is inaccurate. The large sum that was taken was in items. He thanks everyone for their concerns and he is confident the Philadelphia Police Department will find the suspects at large. DeSean is offering a $50,000 reward to information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects in this case.”
Police say they’re continuing to look for surveillance video of this crime, and say they have not identified any suspects as of yet.