New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s home protection system proved about as reliable as Patriots’ defensive line during Sunday's Super Bowl.
According to the latest reports from the Boston Globe, Gronkowski returned to his Foxborough home after the team's crushing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles to find that an intruder had made off with items that may include “multiple safes and possible guns”.
Local and state police confirmed that they are investigating the break-in, but provided no further details. Gronkowski has yet to make a public statement about the incident.
Why Do Burglars Love Gun Owners?
Homeowners living in safe, wealthy neighborhoods are juicy targets for burglaries as those homeowners are led to believe they’re insulated from neighborhoods with higher crime and immune to environmental hazards. They don’t see the value in alarm monitoring services.
Another reason wealthy homeowners are targeted is because they are more likely to own a larger collection of guns.
Guns can be even more appealing than cash and jewelry to potential burglars as they fetch a good price on the black market and are difficult to track. A few easily-obtained forged documents to disguise the guns as legitimate.
According to the Department of Justice, more than 232,000 guns are stolen on average every year in the United States. Very few are ever recovered.
A Tale as Old as Time
Gronkowski's story is sadly similar to ones we hear all the time from people explaining to us why they're interested in buying a security system. In our 45 years, we've seen and heard just about everything when it comes to break-ins, and each one reminds us why what we do matters to our 27,000 customers.
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