SOUTHWEST RANCHES (CBS4) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a burglary to the Southwest Ranches home of Miami Heat center Udonis Haslem.
According to the police report, on April 13, deputies were dispatched to the home after a burglary alarm was triggered from Haslem’s security company just before 10 p.m.
Twenty minutes after deputies arrived, Haslem, who shares the home with fiancee Faith Rein, returned home and told them no one was supposed to be inside. When he let deputies inside to investigate, an open suitcase was seen in the foyer with clothes strewn all over the floor. Haslem told investigators that the suitcase was not like that when he left.
During a walk through of the house, the report states that several drawers inside the master bedroom were pulled out and ransacked. Several pairs of shoes and purses were missing from the walk-in closet, but were later found to be stuffed into black trash bags on the side of the master bed. A safe in the closet appeared to be tampered with, but the thieves were not able to pry it open.
Deputies believe the point of entry was through the garage, after noticing damage to the lock and jamb of the door frame. Several siren alarm units had been pulled from the wall and left on the floor.
Authorities believe the burglars fled the home from the french doors in the master bedroom after a “look-out” alerted them to the arrival of police. BSO dispatched an aviation unit to conduct a search around the property, but no suspects were located.
It is unclear which, if any, items were taken from the home.
According to the report, Haslem told investigators that just a day before, a technician from the security company had been called to the home to fix a faulty sensor on the garage door believed to be the burglar’s point of entry.
Just ten days earlier, the Miami Beach home of Haslem’s teammate Chris Bosh was robbed as he and his wife celebrated his birthday. More than $340,000 worth of jewelry and purses was taken in heist, which occurred while several children and a babysitter were inside.
“It’s unfortunate. Sometimes you get targeted,” Haslem told reporters after the Bosh incident. “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.”