A millionaire influencer who regularly flaunts his lavish lifestyle online was robbed at his Airbnb by a gang of masked assailants who brutally beat him with a pistol before cashing in $1 million worth of clothing and jewelry.
Nour Atta, who has 272,000 followers on his stock trading page on Instagram, was targeted in the early hours of Wednesday at a rented home in the Hollywood Hills.
The 20-year-old, who fears he may have been attacked for promoting his wealth online, was sleeping with others at the Multiview Drive property when he was woken at gunpoint by four men wearing ski masks and demanding money.
The New York-based businessman 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 purchase.
Police said the total haul was around $1 million and they are still looking for the robbers after Atta was left with visible facial injuries.
He told ABC7: “I think there was kicking and punching and all that good stuff.
“Obviously they had a gun, a couple of guns they had. and I was basically still asleep when they came in.’
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of money and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram, showing off his huge trading winnings and encouraging people to pay for his expertise.
Nour Atta, pictured with bruises on his face, was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday at a rented home in the Hollywood Hills.
Atta regularly posts pictures of his wads of money and poses in front of luxury cars on his Instagram
“We were afraid of a break-in a week ago. There was a helicopter coming in the middle of the night, so yeah, it’s scary,” one neighbor added
The businessman, pictured posing in front of a private jet, believes he may have been targeted for his online posts
And the businessman believes he may have been targeted for his online posts.
He said: “I am an influencer. I know what comes with it. I think they might have noticed me, gone about it, done their thing; or it could have been something random. You never know these days.’
Among the items stolen were Patek Philippe and Richard Mille watches, Cuban necklaces and newly purchased designer clothing.
Showing a bruise around his left eye and forehead to the camera, the New Yorker added: “I think it was from a gun.”
Atta runs the Stock Hours signal chat where he posts trading ideas and holds lessons every morning.
He regularly shows off his huge trading wins by encouraging people to pay for his expertise
Authorities said the suspects continued to ransack the home and stole an estimated $1 million in jewelry before leaving the scene. Atta told Fox LA that he believes the suspects were able to get in because he left the back door unlocked
He says he has helped hundreds of students across the US generate millions of dollars in profits in 2021.
The LAPD was called to the incident at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Atta told Fox LA that the suspects likely got in because he left the back door open.
When first responders arrived, he and his friend were seen by medical personnel and did not require hospitalization, Fox LA reported.
Police are still investigating the robbery and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Shocking violence has unfortunately become all too common in Los Angeles, whose vigilante District Attorney George Gascon has been crushed for his liberal reforms that have failed to curb skyrocketing crime rates.
Total violent crime is up 5.3 percent this year compared to the same period last year
According to the LA Times, the number of murders in the city reached 397 in 2021, the most in more than a decade and up 50 percent from 2019.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Civilian Police Commission in March that robberies involving firearms have increased 57 percent since 2020 and 60 percent since 2019.
Total violent crime is up 5.3 percent this year compared to the same period last year.
Gascon, who heads the nation’s largest DA’s office, which handles more than 100,000 cases a year, has been criticized for his soft approach to crime.
In 2020, the Liberal DA was swept up in a wave of judicial reforms rejected by prosecutors.