A millionaire influencer who regularly flaunts his lavish lifestyle online has been robbed in his Airbnb by a gang of masked assailants who brutally pistol-whipped him before making off with $1 million worth of clothing and jewelry.
Nour Atta, who has 272,000 Instagram followers on his stock trading page, was attacked in the Hollywood Hills rented house in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 20-year-old, who fears he was attacked for advertising his wealth online, was sleeping with others at the Multiview Drive property when he was awoken at gunpoint by four men in ski masks demanding money.
The New York-based merchant was pistol-whipped, beaten and kicked before the gang fled with his luxury items, including a Patek Philippe watch and clothes worth $100,000 from a recent shopping trip.
Police said the total loot was about $1 million and they are still on the hunt for the robbers after Atta suffered visible facial injuries.
He told ABC7, “I think there was kick thrown and punches and all that good stuff.
“Obviously they had a gun, some guns they had; and actually I was still asleep when they came in.’
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of cash and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram, showing off his massive trading profits while encouraging people to pay for his expertise.
Nour Atta, pictured with bruises on his face, was attacked at the rented Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of cash and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram
“We did have a burglar alarm a week ago. A helicopter came out in the middle of the night, so yeah, it’s scary,” a neighbor added
The businessman, pictured posing in front of a private jet, believes he is being targeted because of his online messages
And the businessman thinks he may have been targeted because of his online messages.
He said, ‘I’m an influencer. I know what’s involved. I think maybe they noticed me, they did it, got their affairs in order; or it could have been something random. You never know these days.’
Items stolen included Patek Philippe and Richard Mille watches, Cuban chains and newly purchased designer clothes.
The New Yorker showed the bruise around his left eye and forehead to the camera, adding, “I think that was from the gun.”
Atta runs the Stock Hours signals chat, where he posts trade ideas and teaches classes every morning.
He regularly flaunts his huge trading profits while encouraging people to pay for his expertise
Authorities said the suspects searched the home and stole an estimated $1 million worth of jewelry before leaving the crime scene. Atta told Fox LA he believes the suspects were able to get in because he left the back door locked
He says he has helped hundreds of students in the US generate millions of dollars in profits by 2021.
The LAPD was called about the incident at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Atta told Fox LA that the suspects probably got in because he left the back door open.
When first responders arrived, he and a friend were seen by medical personnel and did not require hospitalization, Fox LA reported.
Police are continuing to investigate the robbery and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
The shocking violence has sadly become all too common in Los Angeles, whose wakeful District Attorney George Gascon has been devastated for his liberal reforms that have failed to curb rising crime rates.
The total number of violent crimes increased by 5.3 percent this year compared to the same period last year
According to the LA Times, the city’s homicide rate will reach 397 in 2021, the highest number in more than a decade and a 50 percent increase from 2019.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Civilian Police Commission in March that gun robberies were up 57 percent from 2020 and 60 percent from 2019.
The total number of violent crimes increased by 5.3 percent this year compared to the same period last year.
Gascon, head of the country’s largest DA office, which files more than 100,000 cases a year, has been criticized for his soft approach to crime.
The Liberal prosecutor was inundated in 2020 with a wave of judicial reforms rejected by prosecutors.