Vanilla Ice arrested for burglary

Rapper Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, has been arrested and charged with burglary and theft.

IANS| Updated: Feb 20, 2015, 08:10 AM IST
Vanilla Ice arrested for burglary
Vanilla Ice- File Photo

Los Angeles: Rapper Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, has been arrested and charged with burglary and theft.

The 47-year-old was taken into custody by the Lantana Police Department and charged with burglary residence and grand theft following the crime which occurred adjacent to a Florida home he was renovating for his ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ show, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Items including bicycles, a pool heater and furniture were taken from the property at some point between December and February, and some of them were later found from Ice's home after police searched his house.

“During the investigation, it was determined Robert Matthew Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft,” the police department said in a statement.

“Mr. Van Winkle is currently renovating the residence adjacent to the property in which the items were stolen.

“A search warrant was obtained and executed in unincorporated Palm Beach County in which several of the stolen items were recovered at a residence under the care and control of Robert Van Winkle,” the statement further read.

After the arrest the stolen items were “returned to their rightful owner.”