Thieves Took $100,000 to $200,000 Worth of Items
Singer/songwriter/guitarist John Mayer recently became the latest L.A.-dwelling celeb victimized by brazen home burglary. Thieves robbed Mayer’s Hollywood Hills home of an estimated $100,000 - $200,000 worth of music equipment and personal items, according to a police spokesperson quoted in E! News.
Mayer, age 40, was not home at the time of the August 18 burglary. He has not publicly commented on the incident. No arrests have been made and the burglary remains under investigation.
Mayer Bought Home from Adam Levine 3 Months Ago
Mayer moved into the home a mere three months ago. He bought the 7,100 square foot mansion from pal and fellow crooner Adam Levine, as reported by People. Mayer paid the Maroon Five front man and TV contest judge $13.5 million. Levine purchased the home in 2012 for only $4.83 million in 2012 but extensively renovated it. Originally built in 1940, the 7,100 square-foot home features five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Mayer, a seven-time Grammy winner who has dated Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and most recently Katy Perry, had been living in a hotel prior to purchasing the home. He told the New York Times in an interview to help launch his 2017 album, “The Search For Everything,” that as his 40th birthday approached, he felt he was now ready to settle down. Mayer had developed a “bad boy” reputation but earned the respect of fans when he took on the side gig of playing with Dead & Co. - the latest iteration of the legendary band Grateful Dead.Thieves Snatch Mayer’s Watch Collection
Unfortunately, the personal items thieves stole included several pieces from Mayer’s esteemed watch collection. Mayer’s collection, which started with a Star Wars watch when he was growing up in Connecticut, includes high status items such as a custom-made Patek Philippe watch and a Rolex. Valued at over $10 million, most of the collection’s watches are safely stored in a bank vault. Hopefully, Mayer’s Star Wars watch was in there among them at the time of the break-in.
Security Staff Possibly Present at Time of Break-in
Police reports state that the Wallingford Drive home in Benedict Canyon, northeast of Beverly Hills, was robbed sometime before noon. The intruder or intruders smashed one of Mayer’s bedroom windows during broad daylight, entered Mayer’s bedroom and ransacked the home uninterrupted. A security guard discovered the broken window at approximately noon and phoned the police.
It is not clear whether the home security staff worked specifically for Mayer or whether they were present at the time of the break-in. It is clear, the security staff discovered it only after the fact.
“John Mayer may need to think about stepping up his home security,” begins an article about the robbery on MSN.
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