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Six arrested in connection with burglary at Ronaldo house

Brazil's star striker Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Turkey during their 2002 World Cup semi-final match

FILE - Brazil's star striker Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Turkey during their 2002 World Cup semi-final match. Photo: Koji Sasahara/AP Photo

Published Jun 30, 2022

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Madrid — Six people have been arrested in connection with the €3 million burglary at the house belonging to former Brazil forward Ronaldo, AFP learned on Thursday from sources close to the investigation.

Paris Saint-Germain player Marco Verratti was staying at Ronaldo's house in Ibiza but was not home when the burglars struck on Monday, making off with jewellery and money.

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Two people were arrested in the port of Denia in eastern Spain and four others were held in the southern city of Malaga, these sources told AFP without further details.

According to the Spanish press, four of the six arrested are Albanian, the other two being a Spaniard and a Romanian, making up an organised gang specialising in burglary.

Press reports also claim that the Spanish police recovered a large part of the loot, estimated at around three million euros.

AFP

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