For the second time in less than a year, burglars targeted Rihanna’s home in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday, breaking in and triggering an alarm system before fleeing the scene, according to multiple reports.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department swarmed the residence after an alarm went off at around 9:30 p.m. that night, CBS Los Angeles reports. Neighbors told the outlet that, after the alarms were triggered, they spotted suspects fleeing the property in a silver vehicle. Police confirmed to NBC Los Angeles that property had been stolen from the home.
Investigators were still on the scene collecting evidence as of early Wednesday morning, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Neither Rihanna nor members of her entourage were home at the time of the incident, but thanks to the alarm system in place at the home, the singer, as well as her team and the local authorities, were notified when the break-in occurred, according to the LAPD.
“We were notified due to the sophisticated technology and security and surveillance systems here, of which her representatives have access to,” Captain Cory Palka told CBS. “And because of alarms and technology, they were notified while the crime was taking place.”
A man employed by Rihanna told CBS that a glass door located near the back of the home was shattered during the home invasion, and had to be boarded up.
This isn’t the first time Rihanna, real name Robyn Fenty, has been the target of a break-in.
Eduardo Leon, 26, was arrested in May for breaking into the "Work" singer's home while she was away and spending 12 hours inside before being discovered by Rihanna’s assistant, according to USA Today.
He even unpacked his things and charged his cell phone, TMZ reports, adding that Leon told authorities that he was there because he planned to have consensual sex with the singer.
Prosecutors charged Leon with one felony count each for stalking, burglary and vandalism, as well as one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, USA Today reports.
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