No matter who you are, or who you may be, robberies can be unavoidable. Although thieves tend to target larger properties that display wealth, anyone is at risk of being burgled. You may wonder, how would a robbery affect someone like a celebrity? Celebrities are often in a position that if an incident like this were to occur, their insurance and wealth status may allow them to replace stolen goods, and for this reason, they can be overlooked. However, the reality of celebrity robberies can be scary. stay tuned as we uncover a few celebrity robberies that you may, or may not, have heard about in the press.
In 2016, Kim Kardashian was robbed of 10 millions dollars worth of goods and jewellery during a trip to Paris. During the robbery, she was held at gunpoint by a gang of eldery men as they robbed her of her valuable belongings, including her 4 million dollar engagement ring. The robbers had restrained and tied her so she couldn’t move and proceeded to steal belongings from her hotel suite. Unfortunately, her bodyguard was protecting her two other sisters on the streets of Paris and the hotel’s nightman had also been tied up. As you can imagine, the impact this had on the reality star and business woman was immense. If you happen to be a fan of the Kardashian’s reality show, Kim speaks about the ways in which the incident affected her mentally and physically allowing viewers to understand the alarming situation. As you can imagine, an event as tragic as this still to this day affects Kim, a mother of four, who’s life was put at risk by inhuman criminals. This case, currently, is one of the most prominent stories of celebrities that have been robbed in the last few years.
Alex Rodriguez is one of the most famous celebrities that have been robbed. The former baseball player had his rental car robbed back in 2019, with the thieves stealing personal bags, a laptop, and electronics. The robbery occurred during a commentator session at the Giants vs. Phillies game. Rodriguez expressed how upset he was about the robbery and to this day, has still not received his items back, although it was addressed that the police are still doing their best. Alex reported that some of the items held sentimental value to him and was saddened as he said that some of the items that were taken cannot be replaced. The police are reviewing local footage on cameras to try and isolate the robber’s identity.
Following a trip in Las Vegas in 2015, Chris Brown had returned home to an obsessed, 21 year old, fan that was practically living in his home while he was away. The young woman had spent so much time in the house which was evident due to the mess that was laying around from cooking meals and the spray paint that was present on several valuable belongings in, and around, his home. Alongside this, she had also gone to the efforts of disposing of Brown’s young daughters’ clothing! Crazy? Absolutely. After finding the fan, Brown had immediately called the police and she was charged with felony burglary and vandalism. For Brown, this was unfortunately not the last time he had experienced a burglary on his home. Some celebs just can’t catch a break!
When it comes to celebrities that have been robbed, we must highlight the robbery and then death of one of the most influential rappers of all time. Although there is a lot of speculation surrounding Tupac Shakur’s death, it is vital to highlight that before being killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, he was also robbed outside of one of his recording studios two years prior. This is important to note considering the conspiracy theory that he had faked his death. The three robbers, who were armed with guns, got away with over 45 thousand dollars worth of jewellery and also managed to get their hands on diamond rings and golden chains. The rapper was shot during the robbery and had to recover from multiple gunshot wounds. A prison inmate that was locked up with a conviction relating to drugs did come out and say that he shot Tupac years after his death. However, to our knowledge and understanding, the inmate was not charged due to existing charges and laws that regulate him being charged with another criminal offence.
Increase security measures
Although circumstances like those listed above may be unavoidable, one way to increase security measures is through modern technology. Some may also believe that us “normal everyday people” are at less risk of robbery, and sure that may be true to a certain extent, but it is always best to have an extra layer of security, especially in and around your home. Home security is a very important factor when it comes to protecting your property. There are many measures that could increase safety including CCTV, motion sensors, and biometric scanners for things like sages and all. So, if you would like to defend your home, and yourself, home security measures are always a good idea.