Two months after an alleged stalker broke into singer Chris Brown’s Agoura Hills home, his Tarzana residence was robbed and ransacked by as many as five men while his aunt was home alone early Wednesday, police said.
The singer was not home when the men robbed the residence, located in the 19600 block of Citrus Ridge Drive (map), around 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Brown’s aunt was home alone at the time, heard a commotion and went to the front door, police said. The perpetrators then proceeded to rob the residence.
LAPD Lt. Kirk Kelley later said it was not clear how the robbers got inside the home.
During the robbery, Brown’s aunt was locked in a closet for an unknown amount of time, according to LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar.
Once the robbers left, the aunt called 911.
The robbers were initially described as three black men who were possibly wearing masks. Later, LAPD officials said there were as many as five men involved.
They fled the home in an unknown direction.
The men made off with an unknown amount of cash, a computer, and other electronics and belongings.
As detectives investigated the robbery, a group of apparent partygoers showed up at the residence around 3 a.m. unaware that a crime had occurred.
“We just came to, I don’t know,” a girl who went by “Atlanta” said while laughing. “We came to go swimming. We just came to hang out.”
Sky5 aerial footage showed the large estate was located at the top of a hill and did not appear to have nearby neighbors.
Brown arrived home around 4 a.m., KTLA video showed. He did not provide a comment.
The singer purchased the Tarzana home in May, according to TMZ.
It was not clear if this was after his Agoura Hills home was broken into by an alleged stalker on May 2.
In the May incident, 21-year-old Amira Kodcia Ayeb was allegedly found by Brown inside his home wearing only bath towels. She was taken into custody four days later and pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of first-degree residential burglary, stalking and vandalism.
Brown’s Tarzana home was equipped with a 16-camera security system, TMZ reported.
It was not immediately known if the cameras were working or captured Wednesday’s incident.
LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division, which among other things handles crimes committed against high-profile people, was investigating the incident.
KTLA’s Scott Williams contributed to this report.