AceShowbiz - Alex Rodriguez has become the latest victim of burglary. The retired athlete was in San Francisco to broadcast the Philadelphia Phillies versus the San Francisco Giants baseball game on Sunday, August 11 when a thief smashed into his rental car, a reported black Nissan SUV, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The incident reportedly took place between 9 P.M. to 11 P.M. The San Francisco Police Department confirmed the story, saying that the stolen items included jewelry, a laptop, a camera and electronic equipment. It was reported that the amount of goods stolen to be worth roughly $500,000, but a rep for Alex later said in a statement that "the financial value of the items stolen from Alex Rodriguez's vehicle while he was having dinner is being grossly exaggerated."
Alex also issued a statement confirming the report. "I am saddened that several items that were of a personal nature and irreplaceable with sentimental value were taken," the former MLB star said. "I am encouraged that local law enforcement has security footage of the crime and are doing all they can to get the items back."
No arrests have been made as of Monday night, though authorities are said to be treating Alex's robbery case as "high priority" and hope to recover his goods.
This marks the second time Alex has been violated in recent months. Back in May, a photo of Jennifer Lopez's fiance sitting on the toilet in his apartment surfaced online and went viral. Even though it was clearly an invasion of privacy, Alex said that he had no plans to take legal action against the poster, but confirmed that an investigation was underway to prevent this from happening to someone else.
"I'm certainly not suing. The one thing is, I actually do my best thinking there! I wasn't ready for the picture. It is what it is. I have to invest in some good blinds, and I think I am!" he said at the time. "We are still doing an investigation because you don't want the next person for that to happen. It's really a weird thing."