NBC10- Nefertiti Jaquez
Philadelphia police are searching for the thieves that broke into Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson's home. And as NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports, the suspects made off with more than $200K in cash and some other expensive goods.
Burglars stole $200,000 in cash, other valuables and a gun from the home of the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
"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," said his spokeswoman Lindsey Deierling.
"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."
Police say they responded to the home of DeSean Jackson on the 3200 block of Pietro Way in South Philly around 5 a.m. Saturday morning after his mom discovered the player's bedroom had been ransacked.
The burglary occurred while Jackson was out of town, sometime between noon on Jan. 6 and 6 p.m. Jan. 10th, according to officials.
Police say Jackson's mother returned to the home Friday and noticed a security monitor on the floor and her son's bedroom door ajar.
She called Jackson, who told her he had left his door locked, according to authorities.
When his mother entered the room, she discovered the nightstand and dresser were torn apart.
The burglars pried open a safe and took the $200,000 in cash, $125,000 worth of jewelery and a .9mm Ruger handgun that were inside, according to officials. A second safe was also missing from the home.
Police say there were no signs of forced entry and the home security system had been removed.
Investigators are combing surveillance video in the area in the hopes of finding clues to the suspects' identities.
Early Sunday morning, Jackson addressed the burglary on his Twitter account.
The things they do 4 a lil paper !! Keep a smile on my face God Plan 4 me bigger then that !! Know that �� http://t.co/TfN1B1pXRR
— Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) January 12, 2014