By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
R&B singer Chris Brown was the victim to a home invasion, and it resulted in his aunt being locked inside a closet.
Chris Brown’s house was hit early Wednesday morning in a home invasion robbery and the robbers held his aunt at gunpoint, locked her in a closet and turned the place upside down … TMZ has learned.
It went down at around 2:00 AM at the San Fernando Valley house Chris just bought. Three armed men forced their way in the house and found the aunt, put a gun in her face and ordered her into the closet. Law enforcement tells us the home invaders then ransacked the house, took money and other property and fled.
The aunt called 911 and cops raced to the scene, but the robbers were long gone.
Chris was at a club while the robbery took place and sources tell TMZ his mother Joyce Hawkins is convinced the whole thing was orchestrated by some of Chris’ shady friends.
UPDATE: TMZ is now claiming Chris’ baby mama Nia Guzman is worried about Royalty’s safety amid robbery details being released:
Sources close to Nia Guzman tell TMZ … she thinks many of Chris’ friends are gang members or gang-affiliated, and the robbery shows they’ve now turned on Chris. We’re told she’s not cool with Royalty being around that element.
As we first reported … Chris’ mother also thinks last night’s hit was an inside job.
It’s bad timing for Chris. He just filed docs asking a judge to hammer out a formal custody agreement — partly because he says Nia’s been denying him visits with Royalty.
If the court sees things Nia’s way it could affect custody.