MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – Camels, belly dancers and a robbery sum up Chris Bosh’s 29th birthday bash.
As the Miami Heat star celebrated with family and friends as a lavish party Wednesday night, thieves managed to get away with some of his pricey possessions from inside his home.
“It’s not a good feeling,” the Miami Heat forward said at practice Thursday. “You know, we have it set up a certain way so we can get down to the bottom of it. We’ll get there.”
According to a police report, Bosh called Miami Beach Police just after midnight when he returned home from his party and noticed two rings, including his NBA Championship sparkler, on the floor of his closet.
The report said he and his wife then realized hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of purses, watches, and rings had been taken, plus quite a bit of cash from a safe.
Here’s an inside look at Bosh’s party:
Twelve watches worth more than $300,000 were stolen, according to the report.
Investigators said there was no sign of forced entry into the gated home.
“Right now we’re trying to see if there’s surveillance video available, as well as any construction done at the house recently,” Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said. “And also we’re interviewing the two housekeepers that were there because detective feel this is an inside job.”
The police report said the Bosh and his wife Adrienne left two baby sitters at the home with their children and a teenager Wednesday night.
One of those sitters had been hired approximately 4 months ago, the report said.
They also have security workers on staff.
“We always have necessary surveillance and everything to make sure that even if something is missing we’ll know what happened,” Bosh explained.
His teammates expressed their support after practice.
“It’s unfortunate. Sometimes you get targeted,” Heat Forward Udonis Haslem said. “Pissed me off. Man’s out enjoying his birthday with his family and friends and somebody takes advantage of that. To me there’s nothing worse than a thief.”
When you’re an NBA All-Star whose game schedule is an open book, the risk is always there.
Bosh said he’s learned how to live with it.
“I’ve always easily been able to come here and play basketball no matter what’s happened,” he explained.