By Terry Odenigbo
Pop singer Justin Bieber is being investigated by police in Los Angeles over attempted robbery claims.
The 20-year-old, who has not been arrested, was accused of robbery by an unnamed victim, police said.
According to TMZ, Bieber is accused of reaching into a woman’s bag and taking her phone after she had taken pictures of him at a mini golf course in LA.
“As of right now, no arrest has been made and detectives are currently interviewing the victim,” said police.
The pop star has had a troubled start to 2014, after being arrested for driving under the influence in Miami. A trial is due to begin there in July.
Police in California also searched his home after he allegedly threw eggs at a neighbour’s house.
The singer was booed when his face appeared on the Jumbotron screen at a basketball game last weekend
And, three weeks ago, he was detained at Los Angeles International Airport and questioned by customs officers, after returning from Asia.
However, no formal action was taken and he was released after four hours.
The incidents have dented the singer’s public image. He was booed after winning the fan’s choice prize at Canada’s Juno Awards last month.
On Sunday, he was booed again as he took his mother to a basketball game in Los Angeles