The pawn shop owned by American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips’ was burglarized this week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to Leesburg, Georgia, law enforcement officials, the burglars didn’t just break in, they busted in, literally. Apparently, they used a backhoe to break through the back wall of the shop. Reports say the thieves took $4,000 worth of merchandise, including firearms, electronics and jewelry.
No word on whether or not Phillip’s newfound fame encouraged the burglary. There are reports, however, that the shop is up for sale.
Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn was prominently featured on this past season of American Idol. First during Phillip’s audition rounds and again during Phillip’s emotional Top 3 homecoming episode.