Man arrested after break-in at Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home
A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly broke into entertainer Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home, Los Angeles police said.
Officers responded to a call about a possible burglary in the 7800 block of Hillside Avenue around 10 a.m. Thursday after a man was seen exiting the singer’s home, according to Officer Rosario Herrera, an LAPD spokeswoman.
Officers took the man into custody without incident, Herrera said. Nothing was taken from the residence.
Police did not immediately identify the man.
Rihanna, who dazzled with her extravagant outfit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala in New York earlier this week, is the latest Los Angeles celebrity to fall victim to a home break-in.
A string of celebrity burglaries in the Los Angeles area have targeted singer Nicki Minaj, model Kendall Jenner, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, rapper Kanye West, socialite Paris Hilton, actress Lindsay Lohan, actor Orlando Bloom, comedian Kevin Hart, Dodger Yasiel Puig and many others.(Los Angeles Times / Associated Press / AFP / Getty)
Thieves stole $50,000 worth of handbags and sunglasses in October 2017 from the Los Angeles mansion of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer Mariah Carey.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry was stolen in July 2017 from the North Hills home of “Lizzie McGuire” star Hilary Duff.(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Nearly $80,000 in jewelry and cash was stolen from the Beverly Hills home of “Hotel Transylvania” star David Spade when thieves made off with a safe in June 2017.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Armed robbers stole $1.5 million in jewelry from the Beverly Grove home of rapper A$AP Rocky in May 2017.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
About $200,000 in valuables was stolen from the Hollywood Hills home of model and television personality Kendall Jenner in March 2017.(Valery Hache / AFP/Getty Images)
Thieves made off with $150,000 in jewels from a safe in the Beverly Glen home of “Shameless” actress Emmy Rossum in March 2017.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
At least $170,000 worth of jewelry and other items were swiped from the Sherman Oaks home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in late February or early March of 2017.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The Brentwood mansion of “Ironic” singer Alanis Morissette was broken into by burglars who stole a safe containing $2 million in jewelry and other valuables in February 2017.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $500,000 in valuables from the Tarzana home of then-Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young in February 2017 while he was competing in a shooting contest at the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
More than $300,000 in jewelry was stolen from the Tarzana home of former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher in January 2017.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $175,000 in jewelry and other valuables from the Westside home of “Anaconda” singer Nicki Minaj in late 2016 or early 2017.(Kathy Willens / AP)
Thieves took $500,000 in valuables from the Tarzana home of “Ride Along” actor and comedian Kevin Hart in June 2016.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $200,000 in cash and jewelry from the Tarzana home of model Blac Chyna in May 2016.(Paras Griffin / Getty Images for BET)
Armed robbers took $50,000 in cash from a safe in the San Fernando Valley home of “Kiss Kiss” singer Chris Brown in July 2015.(Theo Wargo / Getty Images for TIDAL)
Thieves stole $250,000 in jewelry from the vacant Tarzana home of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom in March 2014 after the estranged couple put the house on the market.(Evan Agostini / AP)
Thieves attempted to break into the Pacific Palisades mansion of Grammy-winning singer Rihanna in September 2013 but were scared away by a burglar alarm.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars broke into the Hollywood Hills home of Kanye West while the “Gold Digger” rapper was touring in June 2012 but fled before stealing anything.(Justin Lane / EPA)
Thieves broke into the Calabasas townhouse of reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian in Oct. 2009 and stole $80,000 in jewelry.(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
A safe was stolen from the Hollywood Hills home of Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor in April 2007.(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
The Westside mansion of country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill was hit by burglars in Feb. 2007 while the couple was in Tennessee.(Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)
The Bling Ring used gossip magazines and social media accounts of the stars to steal more than $3 million in 2008 and 2009 from socialite Paris Hilton, “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom, “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities.(Los Angeles Times / Getty)
The LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division has investigated at least a dozen such cases since October 2016. In 2017 alone, hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and cash were stolen from the homes of singer Mariah Carey, comedian David Spade, actresses Hilary Duff and Emmy Rossum, hip-hop star A$AP Rocky and reality television personality Kendall Jenner.
Last February, more than $2 million in jewelry was taken from the Brentwood mansion of singer Alanis Morissette. Sports stars including Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and former Lakers guard Nick Young have also been targets.
Earlier this week, thieves apparently began targeting fictional characters as well. The original “Iron Man” costume worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 film was reported missing from a Pacoima warehouse, the LAPD said.
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