Boxer Floyd Mayweather is claiming he lost seven-and-a-half million dollars worth of jewelry when his Las Vegas home was burglarized last month.
A spokesman for Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirms an intruder gained access to the boxer’s master bedroom by breaking a window sometime between 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and 4 a.m. Aug. 18, when the home was empty. Police released a press statement last week that in part read, “Four people forcefully entered a home in a gated community in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, taking unique items,” but at the time did not mention Mr. Mayweather was the victim of the break-in.
Yesterday (Sept. 2) reps for Mr. Mayweather announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the jewelry.
Mr. Mayweather, who’s often described as flamboyant, is know for bragging about his excesses as much as for his boxing career. During a HBO show last year he showed off what he says was a million dollars that he keeps in a duffel bag in his closet. The thieves however only took the jewels.
The burglary was caught on security camera, but the grainy footage has not yielded any clues to the identity of the suspects.