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Adrian Beltre’s home burglarized, AL title ring, suite tickets stolen


The home of Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was burglarized last week, according to a report from The Dallas Morning News.

No one was at the home at the time of the burglary, which occurred sometime Thursday morning. Beltre had already left for the ballpark for the Rangers’ matinee game against the Oakland A’s.

A police report lists precious metals and jewelry among the items pilfered, but the most prominent — and criminally incriminating — items that the burglar or burglars made off with are Beltre’s 2011 American League championship ring and some tickets for an upcoming game for his personal suite at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

“I’d like to see them show up there,” Beltre quipped about the burglary. “I’m just glad nobody was home.”

Beltre briefly returned home Thursday evening prior to the team’s flight to Toronto for a three-game set with the Blue Jays.

As Beltre notes, it would take a special kind of criminal to be so idiotically inept to believe they could show up at the ballpark with tickets to Beltre’s suite and not get collared in the process. Same goes for the ring that won’t take much time to discern that it belongs to Beltre.

Then again, criminals aren’t always the most savvy of folks. Odds are if the cops keep tabs on the comings and goings at area pawn shops they’ll nab the crooks sooner rather than later. It probably wouldn’t hurt to post an officer outside Beltre’s suite, either. Again, crooks often are known for having more guile than brains.

[H/T Hardball Talk, image via Star-Telegram]