Taylor Swift: Two Men Accused Of Separate Crimes Centered On Pop Star In Same Week

A trespassing case and a bank robbery both centered on one of her mansions. 

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Two men on opposite sides of the United States committed crimes in the past week centered on Taylor Swift, with one allegedly invading her private property and another attempting to impress her with a heist. The pop star herself had no direct connection to either incident.

In Connecticut, 26-year-old Bruce Rowley allegedly robbed a bank in Ansonia April 4 and then drove 60 miles to Swift's Rhode Island mansion. Rowley, who said he had romantic feelings for the "Reputation" singer, threw some of the $1,600 in stolen cash over a fence, believing it would impress Swift, police said. He was arrested by Rhode Island State Police and confessed to the crime.

“It seemed he wanted to propose to her,” Ansonia Police spokesman Lt. Patrick Lynch told Hartford Courant about Rowley. “But she wasn’t home when he went there."

Rowley told authorities he also planned to donate some of the swiped money. He has been charged with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny.

Meanwhile, in California, a man was arrested Sunday for allegedly trespassing at Swift's Beverly Hills mansion. The suspect, a 23-year-old homeless man named Justin Christoph Lilly, was arrested after trying to climb a high wall, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was charged with a misdeamenor count of trespassing and refusing to leave private property.

The motive for his actions is unknown. Swift, once again, was not home during the incident, TMZ reported.

Her Beverly Hills mansion was once owned by MGM mogul Samuel L. Goldwyn and is designated as a historic landmark. Swift purchased the home in 2015 and installed 7-foot-tall walls last year.

Swift is currently in rehearsal for her Reputation tour. She did not comment about either incident. 

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