Jeffree Star confirms one of his make up warehouses was broken into (Picture: YouTube/Jeffree Star)Jeffree Star has revealed he is now working with the FBI to try and catch those who broke into one of his make up warehouses and stole $2.5million (£1,903,925) worth of products.
The make up guru confirmed the robbery on his YouTube channel and told fans he had been left ‘heartbroken’ over the break in and is now actively working with law enforcement to find those responsible.
TMZ reports that the break-in occurred at Star’s Los Angeles warehouse on 15 March, with robbers gaining access to the products via the roof and the rear door – no suspects have yet been identified.
Jeffree seemed to confirm this was the case as he recalled the incident for fans for the first time.
He said: ‘The last month of my life has been an insane rollercoaster of emotions. I uploaded the reveal video for the Blue Blood collection, that night at around 1 am one of my stock and shopping facility warehouses was broken into and over $2.5million of product was stolen from me.
‘This is the biggest theft I have experience in my entire career, this is the biggest hit as a brand, I am still shocked about the entire thing.
We have kept it very contained… these people were professionals, I fully think it is an inside job, somebody that worked there and tipped them off. One of the buildings wasn’t secure enough, they hit us really hard, came in through the roof.’
Jeffree said: ‘When you watch footage of this stuff, it is so gut-wrenching to see people take you shit, put it in a truck and steal something you’ve been working on for so long… it’s heartbreaking.’
He revealed that those involved stole an entire shade of concealer that he now believes is being sold on the black market.
(Picture: Twitter)Jeffree explained that he is fully insured so should eventually get the money back from the raid, but is unlikely to get his hands back on the units of make up that were taken.
The investigation is still ongoing and Jeffree tweeted on Monday night: ‘I never knew I’d be spending my Monday night with the FBI tracking down black market makeup sellers.’
Jeffree, who has been busy working on a make up series collaboration with fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson, recently hit out at other make up brands begging him to positively review their products.
Sticking to his guns, though, he took to Twitter to tell his 4million followers that he would never ‘compromise his integrity’ to do so and his audience deserve to hear the truth about products.
Jeffree penned: ‘I’ve had makeup brands who I previously reviewed and didn’t like, email and call BEGGING me to film and give their new products a #JeffreeStarApproved stamp… It’s not my problem your formulas are bad, my audience only gets the TRUTH.’
Metro.co.uk have reached out to a rep for Jeffree.
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