Actor Terrence J's Car Shot at as He Escapes Attempted Robbery

Actor Terrence J escaped uninjured after he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Think Like a Man star, whose full name is Terrence Jenkins, was followed to his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks, where he found himself blocked in by a silver Jeep Cherokee carrying four masked men, according to KTTV.

Former BET and E! News host Jenkins, who had a passenger in his car, was then reportedly ordered out of his vehicle. His car was shot at as he sped away. The incident is said to have taken place at around 3 a.m. local time, and nobody was injured.

Jenkins, who was driving home from Hollywood at the time of the attempted robbery, reportedly flagged down a California Highway Patrol officer and reported the incident.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers, with whom a report was filed, searched the TV personality's home to ensure no suspects were inside his property. No one was found and the woman inside was unhurt, according to the report.

KTTV also reported that police detained a woman and arrested a man at a Best Western in Inglewood in connection with the crime later on Wednesday. At least three other suspects are reported to remain outstanding.

"People need to be aware of the surroundings, especially leaving nightclubs, restaurants and what have you," KTTV reported LAPD Sergeant Hector Olivera as saying.

"It seems that the suspects are targeting individuals that either have expensive jewelry, expensive cars, and things of that nature," Olivera added.

Newsweek has contacted representatives of Jenkins and the LAPD for comment.

We are sharing this community alert in an effort to increase awareness of a series of robberies occurring in the City of Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/mE5vVfCZZo

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 8, 2021

KABC-TV's Eyewitness News spoke with one of Jenkins' neighbors, who described the popular San Fernando Valley neighborhood as safe and quiet.

"I'm alarmed. I'm shocked," local resident Bernard Adams told the outlet. "I walk this neighborhood every morning. I've never seen or heard anything like that since I've been living here."

Earlier this week, the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division issued a community alert, warning of the rise in "follow-home" robberies in the Southern California city.

"Suspects have been locating victims in Los Angeles, following them, and then committing the robberies as the victim arrives home or at their business," read the bulletin.

It continued: "Victims have been followed from such places like Melrose Avenue, the Jewelry District of Los Angeles, nightclubs, and high-end restaurants in Los Angeles.

"The target of these robberies has been expensive jewelry, including watches and necklaces, as well as expensive purses. Victims have also been targeted based on the type of vehicle they are driving."

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Terrence J attends the Black Carpet Premiere of Hidden Empire's new film "The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2" at Regal LA Live: A Barco Innovation Center on June 7, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. The actor was reportedly the victim of a "follow-home" robbery in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Leon Bennett/WireImage