ATLANTA – Home invaders are allegedly targeting the homes of celebrities in the metro area, with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Marlo Hampton being the latest victim, the police and media report.
Hampton’s Sandy Springs residence was broken into while she was home on Friday, July 1, 2022, but she is just now speaking publicly on the matter.
This marks the 15th home that armed burglars have targeted of a wealthy celebrity in the past year.
Hampton told WSB-TV news station that she actually watched the armed masked men kick her door down and damage her security system.
“When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream, and I knew that scream was a scream of fear, my heart dropped,” Hampton said.
Fortunately, no one was injured during the break-in. Hampton has a warning for those of means who love to floss for the ‘Gram:
“I just thank God and we’re covered in the blood of Jesus and I’m here to share this story with you. But my main concern is, I want all the ladies, I want everyone to be aware if you are posting, if you do have luxury items, be careful,” she said.
The four alleged gang members got away but not for long. Police in suburban Sandy Springs were on the watch for the four men and nabbed them when they tried to break into the home belonging to the mother of one of Future’s children.
“We got lucky and we got it right,” Sandy Springs Police Department Sgt. Matt McGinnis told the news station. “And as we targeted them, they came on scene. Both a foot chase and a vehicle chase ensued and we were able to take four people into custody.”