New York Knicks
Eddy Curry home robbery at gunpoint
The New York Knicks
center Eddy Curry was bobbed at gunpoint in his Chicago home on
Three masked gunmen broke into the home of the NY Knicks'
Eddy Curry and held him and his family hostage at gunpoint,
while cleaning the place.
According to the police, the robbers duct-taped Curry, his
wife Korie and an unnamed employee, then robbed the place clean,
stealing jewelry, cash and other valuables. After the gunmen
took the loot, they left them unharmed. It is unknown how the
robbers entered the house, which happened early on Saturday.
Some reports indicate that the robbery is
not a random incident and the thieves may have stalked the place
for a while, considering the clean entry and exit. The price tag
of the damage has not been disclosed.
Eddy Curry declined to comment, but the New York Nicks
published the following statement: "We are aware of the
situation. We are extremely happy that Eddy and his family are
all safe. He told us it was a traumatic experience and we are
aware the local authorities are handling it."
This is not the first incident in Chicago
for NBA. In 2005 the brother of Knicks forward Quentin
Richardson was shot dead during a robbery in front of his
Chicago home and just earlier this month the Miami Heat forward
Antoine Walker was also held at gunpoint during a robbery
similar to the Eddy Curry incident. According to the Chicago
police, there is no evidence that the robberies are connected.
Curry, 24, who was traded to the Knicks by
the Chicago Bulls in 2005, averaged 19.5 points and seven
rebounds for the Knicks' last season. Visit our
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Published on 07/29/2007