The good news is that the family is safe. The bad news is that Mariah Carey is just the latest in a string of celebrities whose Los Angeles homes have been broken into, according to MSN. This time the bandits made off with $50,000 worth of merchandise.

Details of the shakedown

Authorities believe that the robbers came in through an upper-floor window and left a ladder tossed about the back yard. A silent alarm was triggered and indicated that the time of the heist was early Thursday at approximately 3:00am. In a strange twist, the burglars left expensive jewelry and collectibles untouched, but took about 10 pairs of costly sunglasses.

Although the silent alarm was triggered, Carey’s security team didn’t detect anything unusual until almost four hours later. Carey, a music and film star, shares the home with Moroccan and Monroe, the twins she had with Nick Cannon. But Mariah was reported to be in New York during the time of the break-in.

House full of treasures

The couple divorced November 2, 2016, but have since maintained an amicable custodial arrangement for the children. The entire family is still often photographed together sharing holidays. Amidst the backdrop of many of these family photographs many fetching items can be seen decorating the home.

Carey recently opened her home to the inquisitive with a lavish layout in “Vogue”.

She displayed many items that were over-the-top fabulous, including a gift from famous retired boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Neither has dropped any hints of being romantically involved with the other, however the flashy pink bag he gave Carey is a Birkin and these bags can range from $119,000.00 to $300,000.00. Carey said the flamboyant boxer reminded her to tell everyone who admired the bag, that it was a gift from him.

The musical superstar also owns a piano that previously belonged to film star Marilyn Monroe. According to Carey, that era was “magical”.

Sharing or inviting Danger

Inviting fans to take a peek at your luxurious surroundings seems like a great thing to do. But how much is too much? Some people will mentally case the joint while plotting on what they can take.

And sometimes, these robberies, as in the case of R&B singer Chris Brown’s home burglary, turn out to be an inside job from members of the star’s own entourage. In this age of social media, it’s pretty much accepted that anything worthwhile must be posted online. That is all well and good, but the main thing is to stay safe.