Man gets probation for pawning coins stolen from Gronkowski’s home

Gronkowski burglary suspect Eric Tyrell Foxboro pawned coins

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A Foxboro man has been sentenced to two years of probation for pawning off antique coins stolen from the home of former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Eric J. Tyrell, 29, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of receiving stolen property, according to a Dedham Superior Court clerk.

Tyrell was the second of three suspects charged in connection with the burglary at Gronkowski’s home in Feb. 2018. Gronkowski discovered the break-in when he returned home from Minneapolis after the Patriots’ loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Police said two rare coins – an 1879 silver dollar and an 1896 silver dollar – were stolen along with an Apple watch and a Rolex.

Tyrell surrendered to police in late March 2018 while Anthony Almeida was arrested the previous week and Shane Denn was taken into custody in May 2018.

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