AURORA, Colo. - Two gunmen stole Super Bowl rings during a home-invasion robbery at the Aurora home of New England Patriot's player Derrick Martin while he was playing in the AFC Championship game on Sunday night.
Aurora Police tell 7NEWS the masked men forced their way into the home around 8 p.m., while at least one adult and two children were home. The robbers ransacked the home, took several items and left.
A dispatcher told officers the gunmen "stole some Super Bowl rings," according to police radio traffic recorded on RadioReference.com.
Martin played in the 2012 Super Bowl for the victorious New York Giants. He was on injured reserve with the Green Bay Packers when they won the 2011 Super Bowl.
No one was physically injured during the robbery, Aurora Police said.
APD spokesman Frank Fania said there was no reason to believe the home was specifically targeted, "but the timing of it makes us wonder."
"Based on what was said and taken, did not shed any light either on whether he was targeted or random," Fania wrote in an email to 7NEWS.
Martin played three sports and was an honor student at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver. He has been in the NFL for seven years. This was his first season with the Patriots.