Cops say Kelly's cribs were cleaned out Thanksgiving weekend in back-to-back burglaries, while he was touring in NOLA. Nearly everything was taken ... including furniture, electronics and other property.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ detectives happened to catch three men leaving one of the houses in a van, and brought them in for questioning. They told cops they'd been hired by one of Kelly's associates, Alfonso Walker, to sell everything because Kelly was moving his entire operation to Chicago.
However, Kelly's team told cops Walker was just a part-time employee. Sources tell TMZ cops got a search warrant for Walker's home, and found some of Kelly's property there. TMZ was told he gave cops three different stories about how Kelly's gear ended up in his house.
TMZ was told Walker was supposed to turn himself in Tuesday, but no-showed. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
EXCLUSIVE: Police say associate of R. Kelly broke into his homes, sold off all his stuff to the highest bidder. At 4, the big break that helped them identify the suspect. pic.twitter.com/qWlXrc1OER— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) December 6, 2017
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