Miami Heat

April 4, 2013

Burglars grab nearly $500,000 in cash, accessories from Heat star Chris Bosh’s home

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh’s Miami Beach home was burglarized while he celebrated his 29th birthday.

It took a moment for Miami Heat superstar Chris Bosh to realize that his home had been burglarized — and $479,000 worth of watches, rings, purses and cash taken.

“You see certain things are not where they were and you figure it out,” Bosh told The Miami Herald Thursday.

The Heat forward had been out on the town Wednesday celebrating his 29th birthday, a Moroccan bash featuring a bejeweled cake, two camels and Heat teammates dressed up in Saharan garb.

Bosh and his wife left home at about 7:30 p.m. and returned at about 12:30 a.m., according to police.

Meanwhile, thieves had ransacked his 12,368-square-foot home on Miami Beach’s North Bay Road. Easily traceable items, like Bosh’s championship ring, were left behind, said Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez.

“That’s why me and my family take certain precautionary measures,” Bosh said. “We do things in a certain way and now it’s just a process. And it’s not a good feeling, but we have it set up a certain way so we can get to the bottom of this, so we’ll get there.”

Taken were purses worth $155,000, two rings totaling $4,000, 12 watches worth more than $300,000 and $20,000 in cash, according to a police report.

Two babysitters and a teenager were at the house, watching the Bosh’s children, when the burglary took place, according to a police report. None of them “heard anything or saw anyone else inside the house,” according to a police report.

The babysitters and the teenager were questioned by police.

“We’re leaning toward the side of inside job,” Hernandez said.

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