Chris Brown’s aunt was allegedly locked in a closet and held at gunpoint by three intruders while the unknowing rapper partied in a nearby club.
The masked men are said to have forced their way into his 26-year-old singer’s Los Angeles home at 2am on Wednesday, before holding his aunt hostage and then ransacking the place for valuables. Officer Liliana Preciado told the media: ‘The suspects got away with an unknown amount of cash, electronics and personal items.’
Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, believes the incident was an inside job, according to TMZ.
Sources told the site she has been warning him for years about people she calls ‘no good-ass friends’. Hours after the home invasion … Joyce tweeted, ‘Watch who you standing beside.’ Detectives have been canvassing the neighborhood around the gated property at the end of a secluded street in the San Fernando Valley and looking for surveillance camera footage. ‘We’re trying to see if there’s any video evidence that might have picked up the suspects,’ Lt. Kirk Kelley told reporters at the scene. Investigators have not released descriptions of the suspects, who were armed with handguns and wore bandanas around their faces, police said. Brown came to the home several hours later to check on his aunt and then left, Preciado said. Thankfully she was not hurt.
The incident was thought to have occurred as Chris left the Argyle club in Hollywood. Chris was seen leaving the venue in a red varsity jacket that he wore open to revealing the chest of a 80 year old.
This is not the first time the singer has been the victim of a home invasion, in May, Chris returned home to find a naked woman inside his home. In May the Don’t Wake Me Up artist returned to a property he owns in the Agoura Hills, California, only to find a 21-year-old woman in his bed. The woman, whom he snapped a picture of and uploaded to Instagram, was booked for felony burglary and felony vandalism. Amira Kodcia Ayeb, 21, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary, stalking and vandalism. After the shocking discovery the singer revealed that he would be turning that particular property into a version of ‘Fort Knox’ – the heavily defended US gold reserve.
The reported event comes as Chris took to Instagram on Thursday to show off his walk-in warehouse at his new $4.5 million home. The 26-year-old rapper converted an entire room in his luxurious new pad into a massive clothing storeroom, which features ample space for his extensive footwear collection.