Chris Brown's Home Invaded, Aunt Locked in Closet

Singer not home, aunt uninjured when three armed masked men stole money and other valuables

Chris Brown's Los Angeles home was invaded early Wednesday morning by three armed men in masks who ransacked the property of valuables Credit: Kris Connor/Getty

Chris Brown's Los Angeles home was invaded early Wednesday morning by three armed men in masks who ransacked the property of valuables. The singer was not in the residence at the time of the robbery, but the suspects locked Brown's aunt in a closet. Brown's aunt, whose name was not released by authorities, was not hurt in the robbery, which yielded an unknown amount of cash, electronics and personal items. It's unclear whether Brown was targeted in the theft or if his house was selected at random.

Investigators have not yet released detailed descriptions of the suspects, who wore bandanas around their faces and were armed with handguns, The Associated Press reports. "We're trying to see if there's any video evidence that might have picked up the suspects," LAPD Lt. Kirk Kelley said.

Brown's gated property was at the end of a secluded street in the San Fernando Valley. After the 2 a.m. robbery, Brown, who was reportedly at a Los Angeles nightclub at the time of the home invasion, returned to the house to check on his aunt. Brown's aunt managed to free herself and call authorities.

Brown has yet to comment on the robbery on social media. The robbery comes two months after a bizarre incident where a female Brown fan broke into the singer's Agoura Hills, California property and lay naked in Brown's bed. The stalker was charged with three felonies stemming from the incident.

Although not verified by police, Brown's mother Joyce Hawkins speculated to TMZ that the latest robbery was an inside job and placed the blame on the singer's "no-good–ass friends" and hangers-on that have occupied the home in recent years.