TARZANA (CNS) — Four to five people carried out a home-invasion robbery at the Tarzana home of singer Chris Brown on Wednesday, July 15, forcing the R&B star’s aunt into a closet while they ransacked the house.
The robbery occurred about 2 a.m. in the 19600 block of Citrus Ridge Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Brown’s aunt was alone in the home at the time of the robbery, and was not injured, police said.
LAPD Lt. Kirk Kelley told reporters at the scene that some property was taken, but he did not elaborate. Reports from the scene indicated that a computer and cash were among the items taken.
Some of the suspects wore masks, Kelley said.
According to police, Brown’s aunt was asleep in her bedroom when one suspect confronted her.
“She was awakened by some noises that she heard,” LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar told KCAL9. “At that time, she was aware of a suspect coming into the bedroom. She believed that suspect was armed with a handgun.
That suspect directed (her) to take him throughout the residence and was asking her if there was a safe or (if) there was money,” Aguilar said. The woman was then told to go into a closet and stay there.
“She was able to hear other noises in the house,” Aguilar said.
When the noises stopped, she came out of the closet and called 911, Aguilar said.
When police arrived, the suspects were gone. Detectives were working to determine if security camera video would provide clues in the crime.
“This is a secluded home on a hillside,” Kelley said of Brown’s residence. “We’re trying to see if there was any video that may have picked up the suspects.”
Police notified Brown of the robbery, and he arrived at the scene with a large group of people around 2:55 a.m., a videographer at the scene said. The group arrived in vehicles including a Bentley, a Ferrari and a Mercedes, the videographer said.
In May, a woman broke into Brown’s home in the 29000 block of Mulholland Highway in Agoura Hills, cooked meals in his kitchen and vandalized some of his cars. Brown took a photo of the woman, who was apparently naked, and posted it on his Instagram account, saying he found her inside the house when he came home.
The suspect, Amira Ayeb, 21, has been charged with burglary, stalking and vandalism.