Is it really worth it to be a professional athlete trying to make a living in the Los Angeles area?
L.A. Rams wide receiver Robert Woods might be wondering just that after his San Fernando Valley home was burglarized Thursday night while his team was playing the Minnesota Vikings.
An L.A. Police Department spokesperson said the LAPD responded to a call in Woodlands Hills at 7:20 p.m. PT on Thursday. Property was stolen and the suspects remain at large, according to police.
LAPD public information officer Jeff Lee said three suspects wearing hoodies broke a glass door while making their entrance into Woods’ residence.
Woods made five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Rams (4-0) stayed perfect by beating the Vikings 38-31 in the prime-time game at L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Woods, who joined the Rams in 2017 after four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, is one of the team’s leading receivers after four games this season, with 24 catches for 323 yards and three touchdowns.
He went to Junipero Serra High School in the L.A. area and was a star receiver at Southern California before getting drafted in the second round by the Bills in 2013.
The San Fernando Valley home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was also burglarized earlier in September, when his team was playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. According to ESPN, his home has been burglarized four times in the past 18 months.
—Field Level Media