Update: Burglar Strikes Nelly's Mansion, Police Respond in Force -- Delta Force

More details are emerging about the break in this morning at rapper Nelly's estate in the western suburb of Wildwood.

The Post-Dispatch reports that the hip-hop star was out of town this morning when a thief broke in the sprawling mansion around 7 a.m.

People staying in the home heard a commotion and witnessed the burglar exit through a window with a duffel bag. Missing from the home are a video game console and a few electronics.

In response to a 911 call, the St. Louis County police arrived at the rapper's home with a dozen officers, a K9 unit and a police helicopter.

Let's repeat that: A dozen officers, a K9 unit and a police helicopter.

Must've been a hell of game console. And to think: If Nelly wasn't a has-been, the police probably would have responded with even greater force. We're thinking a tank, a satellite-mounted laser and the guy who plays "The Mentalist".

The burglar, btw, is described as a black man in his 20s or 30s with glasses and a mustache. You know, someone who looks kind of like, oh, we don't know.
Scroll to read more St. Louis Metro News articles


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.