AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Marlo Hampton and Future's baby mama can now breathe a sigh of relief. Four suspected gang members are in custody after they allegedly broke into their properties in metro Atlanta.
Local news station WSBTV reported on Tuesday, July 19 that the men who were in connection to at least 15 home invasions targeting celebrities over the past year have been arrested. Of the scary incident, Marlo told reporter Mark Winnie that she watched on her security system as armed, masked men kicked her door down making a loud boom.
The attempted burglary happened July 1 at her Sandy Springs home. "When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream -- and I knew that scream was a scream of fear -- my heart dropped," Marlo recalled.
Marlo said she went to a panic room and called 911. "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 added. The suspects who kicked her door in fled possibly because she yelled.
Sandy Springs Police Department said officers took down four alleged members of the gang as they attempted a home invasion at a townhouse occupied by Future's baby mama. A deep investigation into the gang's past led investigators to stake out her home knowing she might be a target.
"We got lucky and we got it right. 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," said Sgt. Matt McGinnis. "The investigation's been ongoing for at least a year now."
Sgt. Matt also said that the gang mostly targets the homes of high-profile entertainment, sports or social media figures with targets including players from the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United and a leading lacrosse player. "We expect it to get bigger," he said, before adding that detectives believe the ring might have burglarized rapper Gunna's house in DeKalb County.