LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and his wife are suing AIG Property Casualty Co., alleging the insurer breached a contract to compensate the couple for a nearly $1 million burglary at their Encino home in 2018.
The 40-year-old Gates and his spouse, television personality Sasha Gates, brought the suit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
An AIG representative could not be reached for a response.
The Gates home, built in 2016 with six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and more than 8,500 square feet, was burglarized on Dec. 2, 2018, as Sasha and the couple’s children slept inside, the suit states. Antonio Gates was away at work during the weeks before and after the burglary, according to the suit.
Neither Sasha Gates nor her children were hurt, the suit states. She called Los Angeles police, who took the residence’s security video and saw at least two people causally entering through the front garage door, the suit states.
In the ensuing months, the Gates determined the burglars stole a significant amount of their personal property, including designer clothing, shoes, purses, jackets, artwork and sports memorabilia, according to the suit. They believe the same people previously victimized them and that the garage door was manipulated to allow for these prior intrusions, the suit states.
In total, more than $900,000 worth of personal property was…