Neymar's girlfriend's parents held hostage in home invasion - Breaking News

Neymar’s girlfriend’s parents held hostage in home invasion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thieves entered the home of Brazilian soccer star Neymar ‘s partner and took her parents hostage early Tuesday morning, Bruna Biancardi, the mother of Neymar’s baby girl, wrote on her verified Instagram account.

Local media reported that the home is located in Cotia, a city in Sao Paulo’s metropolitan area, and that one of the three armed robbers, a neighbor of Biancardi’s parents, has been apprehended.

News outlet R7 reported the trio had insistently asked after the whereabouts of Biancardi and her baby girl.

Biancardi said on Instagram she and her daughter had no longer been living at the house.

Online news outlet G1 reported that Biancardi’s parents were bound and gagged, and that the assailants made off with luxury purses, watches and jewelry.

“Passing by to reassure friends, family and those of you who accompany me here,” Biancardi wrote on Instagram.

Bruna Biancardi detailed the home invasion on Instagram.
Bruna Biancardi/Instagram

“This morning they robbed my house and took my parents hostage. Me, Mavie and my sister are no longer living there, and we weren’t at the moment.

“Thank God everything is fine with them. Material things we can win back.

“The important thing is that everyone is safe and that those involved are being found. Thank you, my God, for taking care of us. Always protect my family from all evil. Amen.”

Security camera footage revealed that the escape car was owned by a neighbor, who told authorities he had loaned it to his son.

Neymar during a World Cup qualifying match on Oct. 12, 2023.
Bruna Biancardi’s parents were held hostage.
Bruna Bianardi/Instagram

The 20-year-old was soon found and confessed to the robbery, G1 reported.

Neymar also lamented the attack on his own Instagram account, without providing any details.