Casemiro’s house was robbed with his wife and son inside while the midfielder was playing for Real Madrid against Atletico on Saturday night, according to reports.
Neither the Brazilian’s wife or son were hurt in the incident, which took place while fierce La Liga rivals fought out a 0-0 draw in the Madrid derby.
It is part of a worrying trend, with more than 15 footballers in Spain having had their houses broken into in the last few years, says Spanish publication Marca.
One of those was Casemiro’s Real teammate Lucas Vazquez, whose wife Maca Capilla took to social media to voice her concern.
“One after the other,” she wrote on Instagram.
“When will we be able to live in peace in your own home? “When will we be able to go to work in peace?”
Capilla and Vazquez’s home was robbed last summer while they were on holiday, while Real boss Zinedine Zidane and midfielder Isco have been victims of similar crimes.
Other footballers whose homes have been robbed, according to Marca, include Gerard Pique, Karim Benzema, Jordi Alba, Alvaro Morata, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Arthur Melo, Joaquin, William Carvalho, Ezequiel Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Ramiro Funes Mori and Geoffrey Kondogbia.
After Saturday’s match at the Wanda Metropolitano, Casemiro was accompanied by police to his house and then to the police station to make a statement, according to AS.
The 0-0 draw between the Madrid sides benefitted Barcelona, who beat Getafe 2-0 to close to within two points of La Liga leaders Real.