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$1.5 Million In Jewelry Stolen From A$AP Rocky's Home

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Three suspects have stolen $1.5 million in jewelry from the home of rapper A$AP Rocky, after forcing a woman at gunpoint to let them into the residence, according to KTLA.

The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Beverly Grove home on the 300 block of North Flores Street, LAPD Public Information Officer Irma Mota told LAist. According to the department, a woman who had access to the residence was leaving the property when three suspects approached her and held her at gunpoint. They forced her to let them into the home, and later demanded that she unlock a safe on the property. She didn't know the code for the safe, however. The suspects then attempted to carry the safe with them as they left, but they eventually abandoned it on the sidewalk just outside the residence. In the process they'd also taken $1.5 million-worth of jewelry from the home.

A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was not at the residence when the robbery occurred.

The incident is the latest in a series of high-profile burglaries that have struck at the homes of celebrities in the L.A. area. In this year alone, burglars have hit the residences of Alanis Morissette, Kendall Jenner, Yasiel Puig, Derek Fisher, and Nicki Minaj. Also, someone broke into Drake's home, but the suspect only took a soda and was detained at the scene, so this one doesn't really relate to the others.

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Some have suspected that there's a link to these high-profile robberies, with an LAPD detective telling the AP that they may be tied to the Rollin 30s Harlem Crips of South L.A. This theory hasn't gained much ground recently, though. Mota told LAist said that the LAPD's media section had "no information" on if these burglaries are linked.