Yasiel Puig's home reportedly burglarized for fourth time in 18 months

Yasiel Puig has been safe at home a lot lately, at least in a baseball sense after smashing five home runs in less than 24 hours during a weekend series in St. Louis.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of his actual home in Los Angeles.

According to a USA Today report, Puig was the victim of a home burglary for the fourth time since March of 2017 while the Los Angeles Dodgers battled the Colorado Rockies in a crucial division game Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It’s the third time Puig’s home in Encino, Calif. has been broken into.

The reported break-in happened around 8:10 p.m. PT. It wasn’t immediately clear if anything was stolen or what the value of those items might be.

Details of the latest burglary

According to the USA Today report, LAPD public information officer Jeff Lee says three African-American suspects in their 20s fled the scene in a black Toyota four-door vehicle. Police were dispatched to the scene after an alarm sensor was triggered.

Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told USA TODAY Sports that a home on the 5800 block of Louise Avenue in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Encino was reported to be burglarized around 8:10 p.m.

Based on scanner traffic reviewed by USA TODAY Sports, police officers responded to an LAPD dispatcher that stated an address that matches Puig’s home listed in public records. The LAPD has a policy in which it does not name the victims of crimes in cases like this.

Details of previous burglaries

Puig was first burglarized in March of 2017 while the Dodgers were in Arizona for spring training.  That occurred at Puig’s previous residence in Sherman Oaks, Calif. On that occasion, around $170,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.

After Puig moved during the season, burglars famously struck again at his new home in the San Fernando Valley during Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. That compounded a rough night in which the Dodgers missed an opportunity to celebrate a championship. However, it appeared to be a less costly burglary based on reports.

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 29, 2012�Newly acquired Dodger and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig signs autographs for fans during a recent Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - JULY 30, 2014. Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig horses around with teammate Scott Van Slyke during batting practice before the start of the game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 20: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits on deck during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 20, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers Mark Ellis (L) is greeted at the dugout by team mate Yasiel Puig after he hit a two run home against the Toronto Blue Jays in the tenth inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a double against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Los Angeles July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig reacts during a news conference before his team meet the Miami Marlins in their MLB National League baseball game in Miami, Florida August 19, 2013. Puig defected from Cuba and is playing his first game in Miami. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (C) jokes with teammates Juan Uribe (L) and Carlos Marmol (R) before their team meet the Miami Marlins in their MLB National League baseball game in Miami, Florida August 19, 2013. Puig defected from Cuba and is playing his first game in Miami as a major leaguer. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig prepares to enter the batter's box in the first inning against the Miami Marlins during their MLB baseball game in Miami, Florida August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig makes his way to the plate in the first inning of their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks during their MLB National League baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Darryl Webb (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig celebrates in the locker room after clinching the Western Division Championship with a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks during their MLB National League baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona, September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph D. Freso (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
October 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts after he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Dodgers batter Yasiel Puig reacts after being tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill during the top of the third innings in their Major League Baseball game at the Sydney Cricket Ground March 23, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
May 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) makes a diving catch on a hit by New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores (not pictured) during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 11, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) argues with umpire Seth Buckminster (67) after striking out during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig (66) makes a leaping catch at the wall on a ball hit by Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) scores on Matt Kemps short fly ball in the 3rd inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal tries to tag out Puig but did not have the ball. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 7, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (left) and outfielder Yasiel Puig (right) look out from the dugout during game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Los Angeles Dodgers pinch runner Kike Hernandez (14) celebrates with teammates Yasiel Puig (66), Jimmy Rollins (11), Joc Pedereson (31) and Clayton Kershaw (22) after scoring on a walk-off balk against the Texas Rangers at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers defeated the Rangers 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig talks to journalists in Havana, December 15, 2015. Cuban baseball defectors joined a Major League Baseball goodwill tour which arrived in Havana on Tuesday in an unprecedented act of baseball diplomacy. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
May 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) runs after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts after striking out to end the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals during game four of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) during today's batting practice and workout prior to game 1 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) poses for a photo during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
June 6, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts toward Washington Nationals relief pitcher Koda Glover (30) as he is separated by first base coach George Lombard (27) and umpire Lance Barksdale following the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates his RBI double in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 8, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) leaps to catch a fly ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) in the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The crowd cheers as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) rounds the bases after a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA;Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) doubles in two runs in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
October 6, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reaches third on a triple in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of the 2017 NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig gestures before game three of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) licks his bat in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs in game five of the 2017 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The USA Today story notes there was a police report filed for a burglary incident at the same home on Sept. 1 of this year, when the Dodgers’ were playing at home against the Diamondbacks on Sept. 1. No other details on that incident have been released.

It’s not yet clear if the burglaries are in any way connected, but it is clear the burglars are well aware of Puig’s worth (he’s earned nearly $42 million in MLB) and know exactly when he will not be home.

The LAPD says they have not specifically identified a suspect following Tuesday’s incident.

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