Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig burglarized for the fourth time

The home of Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was burglarized on Tuesday night, the fourth time a police report has been filed on a residence owned by the baseball star in the last 18 months.

It's the third time Puig's current house in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley has been burglarized, and the second time this month. 

Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Jeff Lee told USA TODAY Sports that a home on the 5800 block of Louise Avenue in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Encino was reported to be burglarized around 8:10 p.m.

Based on scanner traffic reviewed by USA TODAY Sports, police officers responded to an LAPD dispatcher that stated an address that matches Puig's home listed in public records. The LAPD has a policy in which it does not name the victims of crimes in cases like this. 

Lee said three African-American suspects in their 20s fled the scene in a black Toyota four-door vehicle with downtown L.A. license plates. Lee said it is unknown what property was stolen or the value of it. An alarm sensor triggered the police dispatch. 

This is the fourth burglary incident tied to Puig's homes — all occurring during times when he's been obligated to MLB games or responsibilities.

The first burglary came at Puig's previous residence in Sherman Oaks, California, during March of 2017 when he was at spring training. About $170,000 worth of jewelry was stolen on that occasion.

Puig's home in San Fernando Valley was burglarized first during Game 7 of the World Series in November. There was also a police report filed for a burglary incident at that location when Puig was playing in the Dodgers' home game against the Diamondbacks on Sept. 1.  

Lee said that the LAPD had closed Tuesday's investigation with no suspects, and said the department wouldn't comment on whether all four of the burglaries — or some of them — were related. 

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