Dr. Dre Burglarized while Hospitalized
January 7, 2021
(AP) While Dr. Dre was in the hospital for a possible brain aneurysm, his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles was the apparent target of a burglary ring Tuesday night, 1/5/2021. The LAPD reports that nothing was taken.
Authorities initially believed the suspects may have been targeting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' house in the area. But investigators determined a home owned by Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, was the actual target.
Police say the burglars would bang on fences and doors before breaking into homes. The group attempted to break into Dr. Dre's home around 10 p.m. but were unable to get inside, according to Los Angeles police.
During a surveillance operation in Brentwood, officers spotted an SUV believed to be involved, and after a short chase the suspects were apprehended. Four people were taken into custody in Pacific Palisades.
Inside the suspects' vehicle, investigators say they found a backpack full of burglary tools, saws and crowbars.
Dr. Dre has not released a public statement on the attempted burglary, but he said Tuesday he was "doing great and getting excellent care" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The rapper and media mogul posted on Instagram that he expects to be out of the hospital soon.