Home of Chargers' Antonio Gates burglarized with wife, children inside

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates confirmed on Thursday that his California home has been burglarized last weekend, while he was in Pittsburgh with the Chargers playing the Steelers.

The scariest part: Gates’ family was home at the time.

Items taken from garage

Via Eric D. Williams of ESPN, Gates confirmed a TMZ report that his home was broken into last weekend.

They did not enter his main home, instead taking a garbage bag of items from the Gates’ garage.

Gates said his wife, Sasha, and their two children were upstairs in the home at the time. No one was injured.

“All that stuff didn’t really matter to me, to be honest with you,” Gates said. “I was just so concerned with my kids.”

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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) breaks away from fallen Cleveland Browns defender Earl Little (20) on his way to a 72-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates (85) carries the ball on a pass reception as New England Patriots' Chad Brown (98) closes in, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in Foxborough, Mass. The Chargers won, 41-17. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates pulls in n 18-yard touchdown pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter of their NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates scores on a 22-yard pass in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers, during their NFL football game in San Diego, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates, right, and LaDainian Tomlinson celebrate Tomlinson's 27 yard touchdown run in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates in action against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game on December 16, 2007 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Park)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates runs with the ball during the third quarter of an AFC wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, in San Diego. San Diego won 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates speaks at a news conference held after the Chargers NFL football training camp in San Diego, Friday, July 31, 2009. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers Antonio Gates, right, and Kansas City Chiefs Chris Chambers, left, talk after an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in San Diego. The Chargers won 43-14. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) is brought down by Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell)
San Diego Chargers, from left, Antonio Gates Shaun Philips and LaDainian Tomlinson talk during football practice on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in San Diego. The Chargers host the New York Jets in an NFL divisional playoff football game on Sunday, Jan. 17. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) makes a fingertip catch in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates reacts after an incomplete pass to him in the end zone on a third down with seconds left in the game against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-20. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates breaks free from the Arizona Cardinals defense while gaining 22 yards on a pass during the first half of a NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates signals to his teammates after catching a touchdown pass during the first quarter of a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Greg Bull)
San Diego Chargers' tight end Antonio Gates (85) runs a passing route during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Covatta)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) is tackled by a Denver Broncos defender during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, center, walks towards the fans after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi )
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates celebrates his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) makes a pass reception between Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) and strong safety Brandian Ross (29) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) makes a catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers said Wednesday, March 9, 2016, they've agreed to a two-year contract with the star tight end. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates (85) drops a two-point conversion pass attempt as Carolina Panthers' Daryl Worley (26) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
El tight end Antonio Gates (85), de los Chargers de San Diego, anota un touchdown encima del safety Eric Berry (29), de los Chiefs de Kansas City, en el encuentro del domingo 1 de enero de 2017, en San Diego. (AP Foto/Alex Gallardo)
Los Angeles Chargers fans hold up a photo of tight end Antonio Gates while watching players practice at NFL football training camp Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) hauls in a touchdown pass as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Shaquill Griffin (26) defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates looks on before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Carson, Calif. The Chargers are considering re-signing Gates after bidding a public farewell to the most prolific receiver in franchise history in April. General manager Tom Telesco isn’t sharing details about the progress of any talks with Gates to return for a 16th season.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) greets fans before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Gates has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers for his 16th season. The Chargers announced a one-year deal Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, with Gates, the leading receiver in franchise history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
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Jewelry taken, cars searched

The suspects were caught on surveillance cameras, and while in the garage took jewelry they found, as well as a hoverboard. They also searched Gates’ cars, including a Rolls-Royce.

Police are searching for the suspects, who may have cased the home previously, as they hopped a fence and seemed to know just where to go once they hopped a fence into the property.

Gates is the not first athlete in that area to have his home burglarized: the Los Angeles Rams’ Robert Woods and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig have as well.

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