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Post Malone’s Old House Targeted By Robbers, New Resident Pistol-Whipped

The current resident of the home was reportedly pistol-whipped by the criminals, who demanded to know where the "Rockstar" rapper was.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Post Malone’s former home was burglarized over Labor Day weekend, and the armed robbers reportedly asked for the rapper by name, according to reports.

Three men who have yet to be identified targeted the rapper's former residence in California’s San Fernando Valley on September 1, shortly after midnight, TMZ reports. They reportedly gained entry by smashing a window near the front of the home and, once inside, pistol-whipped a resident, according to TMZ. One of the men reportedly asked for the “White Iverson” rapper by name, yelling, “Where’s Post Malone?” The men ultimately made off with around $20k worth of cash, jewelry, and cell phones, TMZ reports.

While the Los Angeles Police Department did confirm to People that the robbery occurred, they could not confirm that the home in question formerly belonged to Post Malone.

In a September 4 press release, the LAPD announced that their robbery-homicide division is currently looking into whether or not the robbery at Post Malone’s former home is related to another incident that took place later that night. Three unidentified armed men broke into another home in the San Fernando Valley hours after the first robbery, and made off with more money and jewelry. Rap duo Rae Sremmurd was staying at the home at the time, according to TMZ, but while a security guard was pistol-whipped during the incident, Slim Jxmmi was not injured and Swae Lee was not home.

Malone, whose legal name is Austin Post, has yet to comment on the incident, but the 23-year-old has had more than his fair share of close calls recently. Last month, a private plane carrying Malone and 15 other passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after the tires blew during takeoff.

Malone was also involved in a car accident when his Rolls Royce collided with another vehicle in West Hollywood less than three weeks later. His personal assistant was driving at the time, and no one was injured during the late night crash.

Afterwards, Malone seemingly addressed his run of bad luck on Twitter, writing, “god must hate me lol.”

[Photo: Post Malone attends The Stronach Group Chalet at 143rd Preakness Stakes on May 19, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. By Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group]