Chris Brown's home ransacked; relative forced into closet at gunpoint

Singer Chris Brown’s home was broken into again.

This time, Los Angeles police said four to five men ransacked his Tarzana home on Citrus Ridge Drive early Wednesday and forced a family member into a closet at gunpoint.

At about 1 a.m., the family member, whom KTLA identified as Brown’s aunt, woke up after hearing noises and saw an armed man wearing a mask enter the bedroom, Officer Nuria Vanegas said. He demanded that she not look at him.

Then the man ordered her to direct him around the home and point out any stashes of cash and safes. But she wasn’t able to direct him to the valuables.

That’s when the man ordered her into the closet and demanded that she remain inside until she could no longer hear noises, Vanegas said.

The men made off with electronics and cash.

Late Wednesday, police were reviewing surveillance video footage recovered from inside the home.

Detectives don’t believe the suspects knew that Brown owned the home, Vanegas said. Brown was not home at the time but did briefly visit the house after the incident, according to local media.

This is the second time in two months that intruders have broken into one of Brown’s homes.

In May, Brown arrived at his Agoura Hills home to find a woman had cooked several meals and wrote “I love you” on his walls.

Amira Ayeb, 21, who has been charged with burglary, stalking and vandalism, had been living at Brown’s home for several days, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. She apparently removed the hinges from a door to enter his home on Mulholland Highway.

According to Brown, she reportedly painted her name on his cars and threw out his daughter's clothes and dog's belongings.

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6:02 p.m.: This story has been updated with more details about the robbery.

This story was originally published at 5:50 a.m.