BEL AIR—An intruder trespassed onto the property of reality star Kim Kardashian West and her husband rapper Kanye West on Friday, October 20, TMZ first reported.
According to reports, the suspect snuck onto the property at around 4 a.m. near the home’s driveway. He broke into a vehicle and stole a mobile phone belonging to one of the couple’s staffers before being chased by armed security staff. An accomplice of the thief was spotted nearby, but fled the scene when security arrived.
The intruder went next door to comedian Kathy Griffin’s home, where he broke into another vehicle and stole a purse before fleeing. Surveillance footage captured a still of the suspect, which was submitted to the Los Angeles Police Department for their investigation. This is not the first time Kim Kardashian has been the target of a crime.
Kardashian West was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in October 2016 while at Paris’ Rue Tronchet hotel Her husband was performing at a concert in the city. The thieves stole more than $9 million worth of jewelry from the reality star. Several people were arrested and in connection to the armed robbery. The investigation and potential prosecution are still ongoing.
Friday’s burglary is the latest in a string of break-ins and thefts that have taken place throughout the Los Angeles region. On Wednesday, October 18, singer Mariah Carey’s home was burglarized where over $50,000 worth of handbags and sunglasses were taken from the star’s home. In March, thieves stole over $150,000 worth of jewelry from “Shameless” actress Emmy Rossum’s Benedict Canyon home.