Three gunmen - two armed with pistols and one with a rifle -
entered the dwelling near the North Carolina State University
campus shortly before 2 a.m., took wallets, cash and electronic
items then fled, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
McCreery, 20, a former grocery clerk who is reported to be a
student at North Carolina State, was visiting the home at the
time and was one of several people who was robbed, Sughrue said.
After the gunmen fled the residence, believed to be a rental
apartment or condominium, someone from the home called police,
who have yet to identify the perpetrators, Sughrue said. He
added that there was no apparent connection between the robbers
and the victims.
McCreery, the cherubic-faced baritone from Garner, North
Carolina, near Raleigh, won the 10th season of Fox television's
hit "American Idol" pop singing contest in May 2011. He went on
to see his debut country album, "Clear as Day," open at the top
of the Billboard charts in October of that year.
He became the first country singer to win the "Idol" title since
Carrie Underwood in 1995.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia
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