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Vanilla Ice is taken into custody in a burglary and theft case

House adjacent to one he was renovating had items stolen

CNN  — 

Out on bail, rapper Vanilla Ice said the burglary and grand theft charges he’s facing are a misunderstanding.

The rap artist, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with burglary residence and grand theft, according to a news release issued by the Lantana Police Department.

The Lantana Police Department said the robbery occurred sometime between December and February in a $1 million home that was going through foreclosure. Items stolen include a pool heater and furniture.

“During the investigation, it was determined Robert Matthew Van Winkle played a role in the burglary and theft,” police said. “A search warrant was obtained and executed 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.”

The stolen property has “since been returned to its rightful owner.”

Vanilla Ice stars on the show “The Vanilla Ice Project” for the DIY Network. On the show, he renovates and then sells houses.

CNN reached out to Van Winkle’s press rep, who has yet to respond.

DIY issued the following: “DIY Network has been made aware of this situation and is currently looking into the matter.”