Vanilla Ice charged with burglary and theft

Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and theft following an alleged burglary at a property adjacent to a home he was renovating for his 'The Vanilla Project' DIY show.

Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and theft.

The 47-year-old rapper - whose real name is Robert Van Winkle - was taken into custody by the Lantana Police Department and charged with burglary residence and grand theft following an alleged crime which occurred adjacent to a Florida home he was renovating for his 'The Vanilla Ice Project' DIY show.

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

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

"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."

Since then, the stolen items have now been "returned to their rightful owner".

Police Chief Sean Scheller told The Hollywood Reporter that Ice - who shot to fame in the 1990s - was working with police to try to locate some of the missing items and he is said to have been very cooperative.

TMZ, which first reported the arrest, claims the arrest is related to the star's reality show 'The Vanilla Ice Project' but a representative for the DIY Network has not commented on whether the property in question is related to the programme.

The rep said: "DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter."

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