Police said that they have tied the thefts to Alfonso "Doc" Walker, who supposedly had done house work and pool repairs for the musician, after his mansion in Atlanta was broken into and burglarized. The burglar stole everything inside his two metro Atlanta homes and is believed to have sold it off on the streets. Many televisions. Furnishings, clothes, jewelry, couches, tables, chairs and more we're among the items that were stolen. Neighbors said they saw suspicious trucks at the homes for a little over a week and we're constantly leaving. We're talking about couches, chairs, tables,” said Officer Byers said.Neighbors said they saw suspicious people in the night time at the homes for about a week and people coming and going.
One of Officer Byers indications he made was that the burglar was owed some money and this was his way of getting it back from R Kelly,” Authorities have been in contact with two people who were sold items belonging to Mr. Kelly, and have since returned those items. Police told FOX 5 News they would like to hear from other people who currently have items belonging to Mr. Kelly and who paid funds to Walker.Police have issued a warrant after Mr.Walker agreed to turn himself into the police but never showed to the department Tuesday. Mr. Walker was to go in to sort out details of the incident, but has not done so. Police said Walker claimed he was in different states during multiple phone conversations.Police are still looking for the suspect and have not yet caught him. Anyone who has purchased R. Kelly's items or know the whereabouts of Walker is asked to call Johns Creek Police.
Kelly is considered to be one of the most successful R&B artists of the last 25 years. He is also one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with over 30 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to enter the top 50 of the same list. Rolling Stone magazine called him "arguably the most important R&B figure of the 1990s and 2000s."Music executive Barry Weiss described Kelly as "the modern-day Prince, although there's a bit of Marvin Gaye in him, and a bit of Irving Berlin."Kelly's work has influenced numerous artists including Chris Brown, Avant, Trey Songz, Bruno Mars, Joe, Tyrese, Ginuwine, Donnell Jones, The-Dream, The Weeknd, Ne-Yo, Tank, Teyana Taylor, Rico Love, Keke Palmer, Jeremih, Zayn Malik, and many more. Kelly has mentored and produced for the likes of Aaliyah, B2K, Changing Faces, Boo & Gotti, and K. Michelle, and reignited the careers of Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross, Charlie Wilson, Ron Isley, and more. Artists from many genres have covered Kelly's music.