15 Celebrities Who Have Been Victims of Burglary
Celebrities and their high-dollar tastes are often the target of thieves hoping to make some easy money.
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October 28, 2021
Kemsley’s Encino home was burgled just before Halloween when two or three men reportedly smashed a window, woke up the sleeping Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls star, and demanded she show them where to find valuables. They reportedly made off with more than $1 million worth of property.
May 9 and September 25, 2018
The pop star has been targeted multiple times by burglars. A man managed to get onto the property at Rihanna’s Beverly Hills home in July 2021, and the home was burglarized twice in 2018. On May 9, 2018, a man reportedly spent 12 hours in the mansion before being discovered. The September burglary was allegedly committed by three men. It was unclear if anything was stolen.
January 5, 2021
While the rapper and producer was hospitalized for a possible brain aneurysm, a Los Angeles-area burglary ring targeted his home. A group of four would-be burglars attempted to enter Dre’s home around 10 p.m. but were unable to gain entry to his $40 million Brentwood mansion.
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July 4, 2020
The talk-show host and her actress wife were reportedly home when a burglar entered their Montecito, California, home and made off with high dollar jewelry and watches.
August 10, 2018
The Beverly Hills home of musician John Mayer was burgled in broad daylight, and the thieves reportedly made off with $200,000 worth of property, including some of the singer’s watch collection.
January 5, 2018
The Pretty Little Liars star’s San Fernando home was burglarized after thieves reportedly smashed a window. Hale was not home when the burglars made off with $15,000 worth of her property.
October 19, 2017
Mariah Carey was in New York City when thieves broke into her California mansion. Police reportedly found a ladder in the backyard, leading them to believe the suspects gained access to the house via an upper window or door. Carey lost $50,000 worth of sunglasses and purses.
The former Disney Channel actress and singer was vacationing in Canada with her son when her Beverly Hills home was burgled. The thieves reportedly made off with more than $100,000 worth of jewelry.
May 16, 2017
Three people forced their way into the rapper’s Beverly Grove, California, home and tied up a woman who was staying there before stealing $1.5 million in jewelry. The trio attempted to take a safe with them when they left, but it wouldn’t fit in the car and they left it on the sidewalk.
October 3, 2016
The social media influencer and entrepreneur was in Paris for Fashion Week when men dressed as police gained entry to her hotel suite, tied her up, and robbed her at gunpoint. The robbers took nearly $10 million worth of jewelry, including her engagement ring from Kanye West. French authorities announced in November 2021 that 12 people will be put on trial for their role in the heist.
December 4, 2015
The America’s Got Talent judge was asleep in his home when a burglar climbed the walls around his London property to gain access to the house and then steal nearly $1 million worth of cash and jewelry.
May 30 and December 16, 2014
The actress and singer was the victim of two burglaries in a 7-month span in 2014. The spring burglars stole jewelry and a Maserati. The December burglary resulted in the loss of “a large amount of property” according to Billboard.
January 27, 2013
When the actor returned to his Hollywood home after the Screen Actors Guild Awards, he found a man in his garage. That man was reportedly “looking for items to steal” and fled when he was caught. Diggs chased the man and held him down until police arrived.
July 15, 2009
The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean actor was away from his Los Angeles home when a relative reported a break-in. The thieves—who were later identified as members of the so-called “bling ring”—made off with around $500,000 worth of goods, including some pieces from Bloom’s vintage watch collection.
August 9, 2007
The Spiderman actress was staying in New York City’s SoHo Grand Hotel when thieves managed to slip into her penthouse suite. They reportedly made off with cash, credit cards, digital cameras and an iPod.