Robert Van Winkle was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 18 for a residential burglary which happened sometime during December 2014 and February 2015, according to Lantana police.
TMZ reports, the 47-year-old rapper, was renovating a house in Florida for his television show, The Vanilla Ice Project, recently and decided to snoop around a nearby home, which was vacant. The former owner didn’t live there any longer, but still had furniture inside.
During the incident, numerous items of furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items were taken from the residence which is currently in the process of foreclosure, WPTV reports. Investigators say they determined that Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft.
Van Winkle is currently renovating the residence adjacent to the property where the items were stolen.
Police executed a search warrant in unincorporated Palm Beach County in which several of the stolen items were recovered at a residence “under the care and control” of Robert Van Winkle.
Police say the property was identified by the victim at that location and have been returned to the rightful owner.