The burglary at the home of Bruna Biancardi, the partner of football star Neymar da Silva, has underscored the security vulnerabilities celebrities and their families face. This unsettling event took place in the early hours of Tuesday in Cotia, a city within the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. Three armed individuals broke into Biancardi’s home and took her parents, aged 52 and 50, hostage. At the time of the invasion, neither Biancardi nor her and Neymar’s daughter was present at the residence. The assailants attempted to find valuables by breaking open a safe but discovered it to be empty.
Following the incident, the São Paulo Civil Police managed to apprehend a 20-year-old man connected to the robbery, effectively ruling out any indications of kidnapping. As of the latest reports, the other suspects remain at large.
Neymar, currently playing for the Saudi club Al Hilal, having recently transferred from Paris Saint-Germain with a transfer fee reported by Transfermarkt to be over $98 million, took to Instagram to comment on the incident, expressing relief that everyone was safe.
The incident has attracted significant attention, highlighting the ongoing concerns regarding the safety of public figures and their families. The authorities continue to investigate the robbery and search for the remaining suspects.