Police Respond to Burglary at 50 Cent’s Farmington Mansion

The rapper bought the home from boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million in 2003

Police arrested a Windsor man accused of breaking into rapper 50 Cent’s Farmington mansion Tuesday.

Police confirmed they responded to the property at 50 Poplar Hill Drive around 12:20 p.m. for a break-in after an entry alarm went off and on-site security spotted someone on the property.

A suspect, identified as 34-year-old Elwin Joyce, was found on the property. He was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny, and possession of burglary tools. 

Police do not believe anyone else was involved and it appeared that nothing was actually stolen.

50 Cent was not home at the time.

Joyce was held on a $100,000 bond, police said. He is due in Hartford Superior Court on June 14.

The 50,000-square foot home sits on a 17-acre property and boasts 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, a nightclub, several game rooms and a full gym, a recording studio, a home theater, a pool, a grotto, a basketball court, guesthouses and an approved helicopter landing.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, bought the home from boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million in 2003.

The rapper filed put the house on the market after filing for bankruptcy in 2015, but the home never sold, and the bankruptcy case was discharged earlier this year. 

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