NBA: Los Angeles Lakers' Nick Young robbed of US$500,000 worth of cash and jewellery

Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young in a match against the Dallas Mavericks.
Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young in a match against the Dallas Mavericks. PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young was robbed of around US$500,000 (S$709,480) worth of cash, jewellery and valuables during a burglary at his home, the authorities said on Thursday (March 9).

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the burglary took place between Feb 18 and 19 at his luxury home in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana.

A report on TMZ.com said that about US$30,000 in cash was stolen during the raid, with other valuables including gold chains, a custom-made ring and an entire locked safe also stolen.

The break-in occurred while Young was in New Orleans at the NBA All-Star Game.

The 31-year-old NBA shooting guard purchased his US$3.4 million home with ex-girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea, in 2014.

It is the second time Young has been targeted by burglars.

He was previously the victim of a US$100,000 heist at a prior home.