Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis (22) reported a burglary at his Atlanta home late last month, police said.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP
Photo: John Bazemore/AP

5 guns, $20K stolen from Braves outfielder Nick Markakis’ Atlanta home

Police are searching for the suspect who broke into veteran Braves right fielder Nick Markakis’ Buckhead home and stole five firearms and $20,000 in cash.

On March 29 just after 11 p.m., officers responded to Markakis’ house off Wieuca Road after receiving a call that someone was in the home, according to an Atlanta police report obtained by AJC.com.

A front window had been broken into and the front door was open when officers arrived, the report said. A neighbor had called Markakis and then handed the cellphone to officers so he could speak to them.

A safe in the master bedroom closet had been stolen, which Markakis told police had $20,000 cash, an AR-15 rifle, three 9 mm handguns and a Breitling watch inside. Another firearm in a basement bedroom was also stolen, according to the report. 

No other details were provided and the investigation is ongoing.

Markakis, 35, recently rejoined the Braves on a one-year deal worth $6 million guaranteed, AJC.com previously reported. He’s a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and was named an MLB All-Star in 2018 for the first time in his 13-year major league career.

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The Woodstock High School graduate has had a late-career renaissance since signing with the Braves in 2014. After having the best season of his career last year, he’s started the 2019 season with a .324 batting average, .390 on-base percentage, .405 slugging percentage, eight RBIs and 12 hits in 10 games.

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