While R&B singer R. Kelly was off on tour, two of his Georgia mansions were burglarized. The burglars allegedly left nothing behind, and they are accused of selling off the rooms, one by one. Kelly’s maid contacted police after finding the musician’s Johns Creek home emptied.
"She found that the place had literally been ransacked,” Johns Creek Captain Chris Byers told WSB-TV, adding that everything in both homes had vanished. "Many televisions. Furnishings. We're talking about couches, chairs, tables.”
Neighbors told the media that they did notice some strange commotion at Kelly’s homes.
“There were all kinds of strange vehicles and people coming and going from the house all times during the night,” an unidentified neighbor told WSB-TV.
Byers said that police were able to determine the suspected lead culprit: a business associate of Kelly’s named Alfonso Walker, who allegedly sold Kelly’s items to the highest bidder, according to the New York Daily News.
"They wouldn't sell an individual item for a certain price, but say a bedroom for $6,000,” Byers said.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walker allegedly believed Kelly owed him money.
Walker has neither been found nor arrested. Police said he was planning to turn himself in on Tuesday, but he bailed. Now, Walker is on the run and faces a slew of charges including burglary and theft by deception, according to The Atlantic Journal-Constitution.
Kelly has not spoken out publicly on the burglaries.
Some of his possessions have been recovered by police, but not all. Police are urging those who bought his belongings to come forward.
This isn’t the first time that Kelly has been in the spotlight this year. Over the summer, Buzzfeed broke a bombshell story that alleged Kelly was holding women as sex slaves in at least one of his mansions. The musician has denied the allegations.
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