The early hours of Monday saw a violent armed robbery at the residence of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Spanish club.
A Barcelona source told AFP that “he is now okay, terrified but okay,” corroborating allegations in the media.
According to the newspaper El Pais, at least four men broke into his home in Castelldefels, close to Barcelona, through the garden and threatened him and his wife with firearms and iron bars before hitting him.
After forcing the Gabon International to unlock a safe and taking the gems that were inside, the criminals got Aaway in a car, according to the newspaper.
Despite confirming that they were looking into a violent robbery in Castelldefels, a Mossos d’Esquadra spokesman refused to identify the victim, citing privacy laws.
She told AFP, “The inquiry is still ongoing, and we are accumulating facts.
The incident occurs as Chelsea has expressed interest in Aubameyang returning to the Premier League.
And earlier this month, police found the watch that Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski had lost when he was signing autographs ahead of a workout.