Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

$500,000 worth of items stolen from Alex Rodriguez's auto in San Francisco

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Cary Erickson | 13 August, 2019, 14:41

Approximately $500,000 in jewelry and electronics was stolen from Alex Rodriguez's rental vehicle on Sunday, sources told Evan Sernoffsky and Phil Matier of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Chronicle's Evan Sernoffsky reports the auto was an SUV rented by ESPN for Rodriguez and the other members of the broadcast team.

Alex Rodriguez was the victim of a auto burglary while broadcasting in San Francisco over the weekend, according to TMZ Sports.

In a statement, Alex added, "I am saddened that several items that were of a personal nature and irreplaceable with sentimental value were taken".

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"It's an unfortunate situation".

Between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time, a thief broke into his vehicle and stole a "camera, a laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and a bag", Officer Adam Lobsinger, a San Francisco police spokesman, told the Chronicle. A thief stole a camera, a laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and a bag, with the missing loot estimated at roughly $500,000.

ESPN said it was working with local authorities. The 14-time all-star helped the New York Yankees win the World Series in 2009. Analyst Jessica Mendoza missed Sunday's game after being involved in a auto crash on Friday near her home in Oregon.

The San Francisco Police Department are now handling the investigation. Fortunately, Mendoza appears to be recovering well, with Ben Cafardo, ESPN's communications director, saying that the hope is she'll be able to broadcast the Little League Classic next Sunday between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates in Williamsport.