Junior Seau's home burglarized

Updated: May 16, 2012, 4:10 PM ET
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The home of NFL legend Junior Seau was burglarized last week, only five days after the former San Diego Chargers linebacker committed suicide inside the house, police said Wednesday.

The burglary occurred in Seau's garage at about 2 p.m. May 7, Lt. Leonard Mata said.

"Somehow they forced the doggy door open so they squeezed through," he said.

The crook took a $500 bicycle belonging to a friend of Seau and left through the garage door, Mata said.

No arrest had been made as of Wednesday.

Seau shot himself in the chest on May 2 in a spare bedroom of his house, where his girlfriend discovered him.

"I just think it's horrible someone would even break into someone's house after a tragedy like that," a neighbor, Terra Ramirez, told TV station KGTV.

"It's just pretty sick and disgusting, actually," said another neighbor, Sean Bailey.

Seau played for the University of Southern California before joining the NFL's Chargers. He retired in 2009 after 20 seasons in the NFL.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.