FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A third man wanted in a burglary at Rob Gronkowski’s house while the New England Patriots star was at the Super Bowl was arrested Thursday by a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy in Chesterville.

Authorities received a call that a man and woman in a gray sedan had tried to force their way into a house on Chesterville Hill Road at about 7 a.m.

Lt. David Rackliffe stopped a white Ford Fusion with Massachusetts registration leaving that road.

Shayne Denn, 26, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, gave a false name and birth date to authorities. Other officers and a K-9 unit joined Rackliffe.

The car was searched and police reportedly found evidence of criminal activity, including stolen items.

Denn was arrested for driving without a license and taken to Franklin County Detention Center, where he admitted his true identity.

Denn was also charged with being a fugitive from justice and giving a false name and date of birth to a law enforcement officer.

Denn was wanted in several other attempted robberies in Massachusetts. Foxborough Police Chief William Baker said authorities will seek to have Denn extradited to Massachusetts.

Two other men, Eric Tyrrell and Anthony Almeida, have pleaded not guilty to charges in the February break-in at Gronkowski’s house.

Authorities earlier recovered an Apple watch, a Rolex watch and rare coins allegedly stolen from one of Gronkowski’s roommates.

Three handguns belonging to the roommate have not been recovered.

Shayne Denn (Franklin County Sherriff’s Department)


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