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Harry Styles Was Robbed At Knifepoint On Valentine's Day

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By Jalyn Reed

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles, 26, was robbed at knifepoint after a night out in north London on Valentine's Day. According to the Mirror Online, Styles was out in Hampstead when a man approached him wielding a knife, demanding the singer hand over whatever cash he had on him. According to a source, Styles obliged in handing over his money to the armed robber so as to avoid escalating the situation. Harry escaped the robbery unharmed immediately after handing over the money.

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“He actually played it pretty cool, quickly giving the assailant cash, keeping himself and the guy calm and getting the situation over with,” a source told Mirror Online. ”Understandably, though, it left him very shaken up afterward.” The "Fine Line" singer is reportedly doing okay after the incident, a source told Hollywood Life. Four days later, Harry Styles walked the red carpet at the annual BRIT Awards, where he was nominated for Best British Male Solo Artist, and Best British Album for Fine Line.

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“Officers were contacted on 15 February regarding the incident," according to Scotland Yard. "Which happened at 11:50 pm on 14 February.” The statement confirms that police are investigating a knifepoint robbery in the area. However, there are no clear descriptions of the assailant involved in the incident, as police continue to search for the armed robber. While it is not clear if there were any additional witnesses, or if the robber was masked or not, the only information given by police about the assailant is that he was male.

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Police are investigating robberies in the area of Hampstead, where Harry Styles was robbed on February 14. While they did not name Harry Styles specifically, The Metropolitan Police did confirm an investigation. “Officers were contacted on Saturday, 15 February regarding the incident which happened at 23:50 hours on Friday, 14 February. It was reported that a man in his 20s was approached by another man and threatened him with a knife. The victim was not injured however, cash was taken from him. No arrests and inquiries are ongoing.”

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While what happened to Harry Styles is a terrifying situation, he is not the first celebrity to have been robbed. Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her private quarters in Paris, France, in 2016. While musician A$AP Rocky was also the victim of an armed robbery in 2017 when burglars held Rocky's sister at gunpoint before making off with $1.5 million in jewelry and other property. Luckily, all of these incidents ended with nobody getting hurt, but it does shine some light on how accessible it is for a celebrity to become the target of a robbery. It can be easy to see why some would rather not let it be known where they reside or are during the day, so as to not draw the wrong kind of attention.

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