One of three men suspected in the burglary of the Massachusetts home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski last month was ordered to be held on $1,000 cash bail when he appeared in court Wednesday.
Foxboro police said 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell, who was wanted on two counts of receiving stolen property, turned himself in on Tuesday afternoon. He was arraigned in Wrentham District Court, where prosecutors outlined his history of convictions.
Foxboro Police Chief William Baker says Tyrrell was charged "for his role, which we believe is related to the sale of some coins that were taken in the course of the burglary," said Foxborough Police Chief William Baker.
Gronkowski discovered his home had been burglarized after returning from Super Bowl LII.
Prosecutors say Tyrrell sold rare silver dollars from the 1800s, taken from the home, to a coin dealer in Weymouth for more than $1,500 each.
In addition to the coins, police have recovered an Apple Watch and a Rolex watch. In a Broadcastify.com recording of a call between responding officers and dispatch, a dispatcher said that "multiple safes and possible guns" were taken.
Authorities arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida in connection with the burglary last week. He has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property.
Police are seeking a third suspect, Shayne Denn, 26, of Tewksbury. Denn is also wanted in connection with several smash-and-grabs and vehicle thefts in Wilmington, Andover, and Tewksbury.
"Our hope is that Mr. Denn, who's been quite active, will get the same message that perhaps it’s in his best interest to come visit us too," Baker said.