Former Atlanta Braves outfielder and true home run king Hank Aaron and his wife were away from their southwest Atlanta, and police told ajc.com Friday that burglars broke in, stealing jewelry and two cars on Sunday.
The 79-year-old Aaron missed a call his home security company Sunday night, so he requested a neighbor check his house. That neighbor summoned police when he saw a broken window at the Aaron residence.
The inside of Aaron's house was practically torn apart; three closets had been ransacked and the alarm panels in the house had been pulled out of the wall.
“On the side of the residence, the electrical panels were on the ground and the wires were cut inside the box,” the police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says. “The generator was on due to the electrical wires being cut. The wires were cut from a panel located in the rear of the residence as well.”
Police said that jewelry, two BMWs and keys were the only items stolen.
Police also found one of Aaron's cars a short distance away Monday morning. They were able to get fingerprints off that car, and they found the second one on Friday. No arrests have been made as of yet.
“We are following significant leads and anticipate an arrest,” Sgt. Greg Lyon said.
Aaron holds the true home run record of 755 career home runs. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.
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