Vander Franco Ray had $650,000 worth of jewelry stolen from car: report

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Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco According to the report, last month he was the victim of a car theft in Florida and $650,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his car.

Franco was in Jacksonville, Florida playing for the Triple-A Durham Bulls while in rehab when, according to police, Kalil Eugene Mathis, 24, hacked Rolls-Royce Cullinan Franco parked outside the DoubleTree Hotel around 3 a.m. June 22, according to ESPN.

A shot by Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 6, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston.

A shot by Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on July 6, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Mathis allegedly stole a $60 safe from the trunk that contained $650,000 worth of jewelry, including $300,000 necklace.

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Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays (right) strikes as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado watches him during the fourth inning of the game.  February 30, 2021 in Houston.

Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays (right) strikes as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado watches him during the fourth inning of the game. February 30, 2021 in Houston.
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According to the report, the police arrested Mathis less than two weeks after he sold several items, but three of the seven stolen items worth almost $550,000 were not returned.

Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays in action during the Grapefruit League's spring practice game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Baseball Stadium in Palm Beach.  October 28, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Wonder Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays in action during the Grapefruit League’s spring practice game against the Washington Nationals at FITTEAM Baseball Stadium in Palm Beach. October 28, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Franco, 21, was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on June 26 after 23 games missed with a load on the right quadriceps muscle. On July 8, he injured the hamate of his right hand and is expected to miss five to eight weeks after surgery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.