Luxury Criminal Break-ins: Celebrities Who Got Robbed
Most of us live our daily lives in our own private little bubble. When we hear about bad things happening to other people, we tend to shrug it off and assume it will never happen to us. That line of thinking can be costly for a lot of people, including celebrities.
That’s right — even famous people have dealt with robberies, carjackings, muggings and other types of crime. Some celebs were victimized in non-secure locations, but many had elaborate security measures in place that failed to provide protection. Let’s take a look at some celebrities who got robbed.
Lindsay Lohan - $130,000 of Possessions
Lindsay Lohan's Hollywood Hills mansion was robbed by members of the Bling Ring. The group consisted of teens and young adults who burglarized multiple homes. They were active for about a year, Lohan's home is only one on a long list of targets.
Scott Disick - Home Robbery
For years, you were taught not to let anyone know you were going out of town unless you wanted to get robbed. For extra security, you probably left on lights and the TV and asked someone to get your mail. Perhaps this is advice that Scott Disick should have taken.
Orlando Bloom - $500,000 of Possessions
Orlando Bloom and his former wife, Miranda Kerr, were also victims of the Bling Ring. At the time, the two were living together in a Hollywood Hills home. On July 13, 2009, the Bling Ring burglarized the home, taking approximately half a million dollars’ worth of high-priced clothing, art, watches and lingerie.
Kirsten Dunst - SoHo Loft Break In
On August 9, 2007, Kirsten Dunst was staying at a SoHo penthouse while she was in town for the filming of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. While she was out, thieves broke into her room and took her credit cards, identification, electronics — including digital cameras and an iPod — $2,500 in cash and a $13,000 handbag.
Nicki Minaj - $200,000 of Possessions
Nicki Minaj's life in early 2017 was quite eventful, so getting a new security system probably wasn’t on her mind. It quickly became a top priority, however, after she returned home to find $200,000 worth of property had been stolen. Additionally, the thieves completely trashed the house.
Miley Cyrus - Maserati Luxury Sedan
When Miley Cyrus was away from her San Fernando Valley home, a male and female robbery team climbed her fence. Inside her home, they found her jewelry and took pieces worth an undisclosed amount. From there, they entered her garage and stole her beloved Maserati luxury sedan.
Willem Dafoe - Home Robbery
Playing a hero — or even a villain — in a movie has to be a lot of fun. Willem Dafoe certainly enjoyed playing the Green Goblin in Spider-Man. Unfortunately, someone wanted to take a crack at playing a real-life Spider-Man-inspired villain by breaking into Dafoe's home.
Brian Austin Green - Home Robbery
Brian Austin Green and his wife, Megan Fox, were also victims of the Bling Ring. The two were still dating at the time the thieves chose to burglarize Green's home in Los Angeles. The stolen items included a gun and some of Megan Fox's T-shirts. Weird, right?
Tyler Perry - Credit Card Stolen
A success story is always encouraging, especially when that successful person had a rough life and had to overcome a lot of adversity to make it big. People like Tyler Perry can be an inspiration to us all, and he is definitely someone to imitate.
Usher - $1,000,000 of Possessions
Usher, a beloved R&B star and talented dancer, has been the target of a couple of thefts. In 2010, he was holiday shopping at Lenox Mall in Atlanta. Thieves broke into his car and took clothing, electronics and more than $1 million worth of jewelry.
LL Cool J - Home Robbery
Anyone and everyone who knows who LL Cool J is aware of his size and strength. That fact makes you wonder who would be crazy enough to break into his house. Doing such a foolish thing would be asking for trouble, which is exactly what one burglar found out the hard way when he hit the home.
Kendall Jenner - $230,000 of Jewelry
Being a fashion model as well as part of the Kardashian clan means you’re destined to get some unwanted attention. In March 2017, Kendall Jenner's home in Los Angeles was broken into by a team that took off with more than $230,000 of jewelry.
Taye Diggs - Home Robbery
Like LL Cool J, Taye Diggs is not one to sit back while someone disrespects his home. He returned home late on January 27, 2013, after the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Instead of settling in to relax and unwind, he discovered a young burglar in his home.
John Legend - $30,000 of Possessions
After landing at John F. Kennedy airport, John Legend found that one of his bags was missing. This particular bag contained approximately $30,000 worth of his property. The bag had been left unattended, which resulted in someone else taking it.
Drake - Robbed at Gunpoint
Drake has been the victim of theft on more than one occasion. In 2009, the rising star was robbed at gunpoint by two men. The robbers grabbed his diamonds, his watch and about $2,000. In 2016, a homeless janitor robbed Drake's tour bus while he was performing.
Rod Stewart - Several Car Thefts
Rod Stewart is a loved and respected singer/songwriter. It seems, however, that a couple of people didn’t like him very much and had no problems punishing him. Of course, they may have just been a bit envious. Either way, Stewart has been the target of a couple of thefts.
Paris Hilton - $2,000,000 of Possessions
Heiress Paris Hilton is another victim of the Bling Ring, who burglarized her home a suspected five times. Interestingly, Hilton didn’t report the burglaries until $2 million worth of stuff was taken.
Lucy Hale - Home Robbery
Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has captured the hearts of many television viewers. Apparently, all those captured hearts include some less-than-stellar characters. A burglar broke through a front window to enter her home.
Alanis Morissette - $2,000,000 in Jewelry
It’s normal to be proud of what you’ve worked for and to want to show it off. Most of us have a small group of friends we focus on for this type of sharing. When you’re a star, privacy is minimal, and you’re always being watched. That means expensive jewelry is sure to get attention.
Kate Moss - Home Robbery
While Kate Moss, her boyfriend and her mother were all sleeping one morning, thieves entered her London home and got to work. Moss was the proud owner of multiple works of art, and the thieves made off with three pieces valued at a combined $115,000.
Kim Kardashian West - Hotel Mugging
In 2016, Kim Kardashian West was in Paris with her sister Kourtney for Fashion Week. The sisters went to their separate apartments after leaving the event. Shortly thereafter, five men entered the building where she was staying, tied up the concierge and forced him to tell them which apartment she was in.
Kourtney Kardashian - Home Robbery
Unfortunately, the Jenner-Kardashian attacks continue with sister Kourtney. Although Kim's attack was terrifying, Kourtney's robbery has a major creep factor. Someone she trusted to work in her home and care for her children stole money and electronics from her. As she tried to piece it all together, the employee was still in her home.
Matthew McConaughey - Hotel Robbery
Vacations are meant for relaxing, having a good time and enjoying yourself. However, if those things interfere with your general safety, perhaps you need some new activities. In 2008, Matthew McConaughey traveled to Nicaragua for a vacation. As people sometimes do, he had a few too many cocktails and let loose a little too much, ultimately paying a hefty price.
Rachel Bilson - Home Robbery
Rachel Bilson is another Bling Ring victim. They must have really loved her home and personal belongings, as they burglarized her house five times. She wasn’t the one who actually discovered the robberies, though. Her mother stopped by the house one day and noticed items were missing.
Julianne Moore - $127,000 of Posessions
Even if you screen people for work carefully, they can still slide things by you, including their true character and lack of honesty and integrity. Julianne Moore hired about 20 people to renovate her New York City brownstone in the West Village.
Simon Cowell - $1,000,000 in Jewelry
Sometimes, you do everything right, and it still isn’t enough. Simon Cowell did what he thought was enough to protect his family by hiring a good security guard. It seemed to be working out well until December 2015 — quite an unpredictable night.
Keri Russell - Home Robbery
Being robbed is scary enough — it’s hard to get past the sense of violation. Knowing someone broke into your home and skulked around while you were sleeping adds a whole other layer of terror. Keri Russell knows this first-hand. Asleep at the lowest level of the apartment, she heard a noise upstairs.
A$AP Rocky - Home Robbery
In May 2017, a knock sounded on the door of A$AP Rocky's Los Angeles home. His sister opened the door, not expecting trouble to be on the other side. A group of armed robbers pushed their way inside and held A$AP Rocky's sister at gunpoint. Fortunately, she wasn’t harmed while the crooks robbed the place.
Audrina Patridge - $43,000 in Possessions
As Audrina Patridge enjoyed herself at the 2009 Academy Awards, the Bling Ring marched right into her home through an unlocked door. The overall take was approximately $43,000 in jewelry, electronics and clothing as well as her passport. Unfortunately for the thieves, this is the digital age.
Queen Latifah - Mercedes S63
Some burglaries seem to be gutsier — or maybe just crazier? — than others, and this one seems to fit in one of those categories. In Atlanta in December 2016, Queen Latifah's security guard took her Mercedes S63 to fill the gas tank. It's hard to think that such an ordinary task could go wrong, but it did.