Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was attacked when an armed gang equipped with iron bars targeted the Barcelona forward’s home on Monday, the club confirmed.
Aubameyang and his wife were handcuffed and restrained for an extended period of time during the burglary, although club sources say none of them suffered serious injuries.
The thieves broke into Aubameyang’s home outside Barcelona in Castelldefels, where he lives with his wife and two children, in the early hours of Monday morning.
The house is around 200 meters from properties still owned by ex-Barca stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, who both use private security firms to protect their homes.
Aubameyang, 33, had just returned home from Barca’s 4-0 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday, where he did not come on as a substitute.
Sources confirmed the gang forced him to open a safe that contained jewelry among other expensive items they took.
The gang has not yet been caught, according to police.
Just last week, Aubameyang’s team-mate Robert Lewandowski had his €70,000 watch stolen from his car when he arrived at Barca’s Ciutat Esportiva base for training.
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