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American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Robbed at Gunpoint

Scotty McCreery attends the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Rick Diamond—Getty Images for ACM Scotty McCreery attends the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Country-music singer Scotty McCreery, who won the hit Fox talent contest in May 2011, was among several people robbed at gunpoint by intruders near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is believed to study

American Idol victor Scotty McCreery was robbed at gunpoint by intruders at a home in North Carolina early Monday morning.

The 20-year-old country-music star was one of several people held up by three gunmen who raided an apartment in Raleigh, near the campus of North Carolina State University, shortly before 2 a.m., seizing wallets, cash and electronic goods, Reuters reports.

McCreery, of nearby Garner, is believed to be a student at the school, and won the 10th season of the hit Fox series in May 2011. His debut album, Clear as Day, opened at the top of the charts in October that same year.

No arrests have so far been made in connection with the robbery.

[Reuters]

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