American Idol's Scotty McCreery Robbed at Gunpoint During Home Invasion
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Scotty McCreery arrives at the FOX's 'American Idol' Grand Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Singer Scotty McCreery (C) and judges Keith Urban (L) and Randy Jackson at FOX's 'American Idol' Season 12 Top 6 To 5 Live Elimination Show on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Scotty McCreery participates in his high school commencement exercises Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina. McCreery, a former American Idol winner, graduated with classmates from Garner High School at 8 am Thursday morning after winning two major awards at the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday night. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Singer Scotty McCreery arrives at Fox's 'American Idol 2012' Finale -Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 22: Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery performs onstage at part 1 of FOX's American Idol Season 11 Finale, Top 2 Live Performance Show on May 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Singer Scotty McCreery performs onstage at FOX's 'American Idol' Season 12 Top 6 To 5 Live Elimination Show on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
American Idol Season Ten winner Scotty McCreery performs on stage at the American Music Theatre on Friday, May 10, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
This Sept. 29, 2011 photo shows 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery arrives at the 2011 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery performs on ABC's Good Morning America in New York, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
American Idol contestants Haley Reinhart, left, Stefano Langone and Scotty McCreery perform on ABC's Good Morning America in New York, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
FILE - This March 30, 2012 file photo shows Scotty McCreery performing at a concert hosted by The Academy of Country Music at the ACM Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. The platinum-selling teen and former "American Idol" champ began his freshman year at North Carolina State University recently and he's managed to work out a schedule that allows him to balance his college education with his country music education. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, file)
FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Scotty McCreery, winner of the latest "American Idol" competition, performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York. McCreery's American Idol success was one of the top stories for 2011 in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery poses for a portrait Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Scotty McCreery is seen backstage at the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Police say country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student.
Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to an apartment about a mile from campus. Three suspects armed with guns are reported to have taken wallets, cash and electronic items.
Police say the 20-year-old McCreery was among the victims. No one was injured.
A native of nearby Garner, McCreery won TV's American Idol in 2011. He was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year. In addition to being a recording star and a pitchman for Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits, McCreery is wrapping up his sophomore year of college.