08/17/2011 09:25 EDT | Updated 10/17/2011 05:12 EDT

Authorities: Items stolen in break-in at Panthers tackle Irvin's apartment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Authorities in North Carolina say the Charlotte apartment of a Carolina Panthers football player was hit by burglars while he was away at the team's training camp.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a Monday evening burglary at the home of defensive tackle Corvey Irvin.

Officers say they responded to a neighbour's call about a suspicious vehicle at an apartment complex and talked to a witness who said there may have been a break-in. Police found a rear door smashed and several items taken. The missing items include a US$1,000 pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses, a $500 television, and an Xbox 360.

Most of the Panthers players are in Spartanburg, S.C., for training camp.