Rome: Italian club A.S. Roma striker Gervinho had a forgettable Christmas Day after he discovered his Italian home in Axa, near Rome, had been burgled as he spent time with family in the Ivory Coast.
The former Arsenal man was robbed after he posted photos on social media informing fans he was going to be out of the country, reports dailymail.co.uk.
It is reported that the unknown culprits have made away with expensive jewellery and watches.
It was Gervinho's brother who discovered the burglary and reported it to the police.
It is possible that the thieves entered through a door window although it remains unclear if the alarm was turned off before they entered.
Gervinho is expected to return to Rome Tuesday, when the extent of the robbery will be confirmed.
The Ivorian has 11 goals to his credit this season from 41 appearances for Roma in Serie A.