Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the burglary of Miami Heat center Udonis Haslem’s home in Southwest Ranches.
According to the police report, on April 13, deputies were dispatched to the house after a security alarm was triggered just before 10 p.m.
Twenty minutes after deputies arrived, Haslem, who shares the home with fiancée Faith Rein, returned home and told them no one was supposed to be inside. Haslem let deputies inside to investigate, and an open suitcase was found in the foyer with clothes strewn all over the floor. Haslem told investigators that the suitcase was not like that when he left.
The report states several drawers inside the master bedroom were pulled out and ransacked. Shoes and purses were missing from the closet but were later found stuffed in black trash bags. A safe in the closet appeared to be tampered with, but the thieves were not able to pry it open.
Deputies believe the burglars entered through the garage, which showed signs of damage on the lock and 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 a helicopter to search the property but found no suspects.
It is unclear which items, if any, 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.
Just ten days earlier, the Miami Beach home of Haslem’s teammate Chris Bosh was robbed as Bosh and his wife were at a birthday celebration. More than $340,000 worth of jewelry and purses was stolen in the 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.”