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The Post-Dispatch reports that the hip-hop star was out of town Friday morning when a thief broke in the sprawling mansion around 7 a.m.

People staying in the home heard a commotion and witnessed the burglar exit through a window with a duffel bag. Missing from the home are a video game console and a few electronics.

In response to a 911 call, the St. Louis County police arrived at the rapper’s home with a dozen officers, a K9 unit and a police helicopter.

Let’s repeat that: A dozen officers, a K9 unit and a police helicopter.

Must’ve been a hell of game console. And to think: If Nelly wasn’t a has-been, the police probably would have responded with even greater force. We’re thinking a tank, a satellite-mounted laser and the guy who plays “The Mentalist”.

The perpetrator fled the scene in a black GMC Yukon. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle matching that description in the area a short time later.

Nelly was not at home during the intrusion according to several reports. All HipHop notes that Nelly is actually in Atlanta to sign autographs at Macy’s on Saturday for any fans that spend $75 or more at the store. Perhaps after he leaves Macy’s maybe he should visit a local game or electronics store and replace the stuff that was stolen from him. Especially if it’s a game system. Just sayin’

By Chad Garrison & James Fudge

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