Another Los Angeles burglary has hit a big name in Hollywood, this time songstress Mariah Carey.
According to TMZ, Mariah's home was robbed of $50,000 worth of goods around 3AM on Thursday morning. The publication details that a ladder was found in the backyard of her home, where the suspects broke in through an upper floor window or door. Unlike a lot of burglaries that target the rich and famous, this particular scheme didn't lead to any of Mariah's jewellery being taken, just her purses and sunglasses. With the load equalling a whopping 50K, it's easy to assume that this could have only been around five items. There's no detail on whether Mariah's residence was left unlocked, or if the suspect had to force their way in.
Mariah was reportedly in New York City when the break-in took place, and although an alarm went off, security did not reach her residence until around 7AM in the morning.
The last reported celebrity that was hit by this wave of robberies was Jason Derulo just last month. The break-in was noticed by Jason's friends after they paid a visit to his crib and noticed that things weren't quite right. At the time, police could not report on how the suspects got into the home. Since Jason was on the road at the time, not much was said of which items were stolen.
Drake, Kendall Jenner, Scott Disick, Nicki Minaj and Demi Lovato have been victims of the L.A. home robberies that have taken place this year. TMZ reported that these burglaries aren't because celebrities flaunt their goods for everyone to see, but because California recently opened its prison doors to deal with overcrowding, allowing the release of inmates who committed non-violent crimes. Sources revealed to the publication that many of those set free were in prison for theft, and some are going back to what they know.