Scotty McCreery Robbed at Gunpoint During Home Invasion: "It Was Definitely a Very Scary Night"
Scotty McCreery was the victim of a terrifying home invasion early Monday, May 5.
Police told the Associated Press that the American Idol season 10 winner, 20, was held at gunpoint during the robbery. The incident took place in an apartment complex near North Carolina State University's campus in Raleigh, where McCreery is a student.
According to the AP, Raleigh Police officers were called to the apartment—located about a mile from the school's campus—at around 2 in the morning. According to police, three armed gunmen broke into the home and stole items from the victims, including their wallets, cash, electronics, and more.
McCreery tweeted about the robbery Monday afternoon. "About last night's robbery," he shared with fans. "Yes, it was definitely a very scary night. Luckily, my friends and I are safe and the Raleigh PD is on the case." The singer went on to explain, "I will share more when the time is right, but as of now we do not want to do or say anything that could hinder the investigation."
Local ABC affiliate station WTVD reported Monday that in a 911 call released by officers, one caller was heard telling the operator, "They took everything we have." The caller recalled the home invasion to police in the phone conversation: "They were like, 'Get down. Get on the floor and give us everything you got,'" the person, who remains unidentified, said in the recording.
Luckily, none of the victims were injured during the incident. McCreery finished his update Monday by expressing gratitude to fans and friends. "Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support. A huge thank you to the Raleigh PD for their quick response and hard work in solving this case."
Country singer McCreery, who was raised in the town of Garner, North Carolina, rose to fame in 2011 when he won Idol. Since winning the reality series, McCreery has released three smash albums and gone on tour with country megastar, Brad Paisley. In 2013, McCreery headlined his very first tour, and the talent plans to proceed with his second, See You Tonight, this summer.
A college sophomore, McCreery's additional claim to fame is his role as a pitchman for Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits.