A millionaire influencer who regularly flaunts his lavish lifestyle online has been robbed in his Airbnb by a gang of masked attackers who brutally pistol whipped him before making off with $1million worth of clothes and jewelry.
Nour Atta, who has 272,000 Instagram followers on his stock trading page, was targeted in the rented Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The 20-year-old, who fears he may have been attacked for advertising his wealth online, was asleep with others inside the Multiview Drive property when he was awoken at gunpoint by four men wearing ski masks demanding money.
The New York based trader was pistol-whipped in the face, punched and kicked before the gang fled with his luxury items, including a Patek Philippe watch and $100,000 worth of clothes from a recent shopping trip.
Police said the total haul was around $1million and they are still hunting for the robbers after Atta was left with visible injuries on his face.
He told ABC7: ‘I think a kick was thrown and punches and all that good stuff.
‘They had a gun, obviously, a couple of guns that they had; and I was still asleep, basically, when they came in.’
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of cash and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram, showing off his huge trading winnings as he encourages people to pay for his expertise.
Nour Atta, pictured with bruising on his face, was targeted in the rented Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Wednesday morning
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of cash and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram
‘We did have a burglary scare a week ago. There was a helicopter coming out in the middle of the night, so yeah it is scary,’ one neighbor added
The businessman, pictured posing in front of a private jet, believes he may have been targeted because of his online posts
And the businessman believes he may have been targeted because of his online posts.
He said: ‘I am an influencer. I know what comes with it. I guess maybe they noticed me, they went about it, handled their business; or it could have been something random. You never know, nowadays.’
Among the items stolen were Patek Philippe and Richard Mille watches, Cuban necklaces and newly bought designer clothes.
Showing the bruise around his left eye and forehead to the camera, the New Yorker added: ‘I think that was from the gun.’
Atta runs the Stock Hours signals chat, where he posts trade ideas each morning and hosts lessons.
He regularly shows off his huge trading winnings as he encourages people to pay for his expertise
Authorities said the suspects went on to ransack the home and stole an estimated $1 million in jewelry before they left the scene. Atta told Fox LA that he believes the suspects were able to gain entry because he had left the back door unlocked
He says he helped hundreds of students across the US to generate millions of dollars in profits in 2021.
The LAPD were called about the incident at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Atta told Fox LA the suspects likely gained entry because he had left the back door open.
When first responders arrived, he and a friend were seen by medical personnel and did not require hospitalization, Fox LA reported.
Police are continuing to investigate the robbery and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
The shocking violence has sadly become all too common in Los Angeles, whose woke District Attorney George Gascon has been savaged for his liberal reforms that have failed to curb a soaring crime rate.
Total violent crimes are up by 5.3 per cent this year compared to the same period last year
Homicides in the city reached 397 in 2021, the most in more than a decade and a 50 per cent jump from 2019, according to the LA Times.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the civilian Police Commission in March that robberies involving firearms had increased 57 per cent from 2020 and 60 per cent from 2019.
Total violent crimes are up by 5.3 per cent this year compared to the same period last year.
Gascon, who heads the nation’s largest DA office which files over 100,000 cases a year, has been slammed for his soft on crime approach.
The liberal DA was swept in during 2020 with a wave of justice reforms which have been slammed by prosecutors.