Rapper French Montana Robbed in Home Invasion

by Deep Sentinel | | Crime Watch
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Armed men invade French Montana’s home

Rapper French Montana may need to heed the advice of his popular song Don’t Panic.  Because he just became the latest celebrity to be burglarized. On July 31, in a reported home invasion, armed men broke into the 33-year-old rap star’s Hidden Hills CA mansion, according to various media reports.  The home invasion robbery occurred at about 5 a.m. as reported by abcnews.

Local police arrived on the scene at approximately 8 a.m. By then the robbers had fled and have not yet been caught. Several people were in the home at the time, but it is not confirmed whether Montana was among them. Nor is any information available on what the thieves got away with. An official police investigation is underway.

Same House Robbed Under Selena Gomez Ownership

Montana bought the Los Angeles hills home in 2016 from Selena Gomez, age 26.  He paid her $3.3 million for it. The house seems to suffer from a bit of bad karma.  People recounts how in 2014 while Gomez was present in the home, a man reportedly broke into the guest house. He was arrested at the scene and charged with trespassing and burglary.

Rapper Recently Became a US Citizen

The home invasion robbery serves as a sad way to welcome Montana to official US citizenship. Born in Morocco, Montana whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, immigrated to the US with his family when he was 13. He grew up in the South Bronx. Montana applied for U.S. citizenship in February 2017 and became a citizen this past June. His LA home was robbed less than a month later.  In 2003, he survived being shot in the head in New York during what is described in his Wikipedia entry as a deliberate assassination attempt.

“French Montana may want to beef up his security,”  stated a report of the recent home invasion robbery in Page Six, a celebrity news website. We at Deep Sentinel couldn’t agree more. A new state-of-the-art home security system like Deep Sentinel could have summoned police to the home before the robbers got away.  And Deep Sentinel’s AI-enhanced system would have provided responding law enforcement officers with images of the robbers and their vehicle as well as information about what direction they were headed in. Deep Sentinel’s AI alerts trained security personnel who can call police for you even when you’re not home or able to get to your phone.