Tom Cruise house alarm raised after 'prank'

Police were sent to Tom Cruise’s house following a report about what was thought to be an armed intruder on the property.

The alarm was raised in a call which is now believed to have been a prank after members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrived at the Beverly Hills estate to find nothing suspicious, according to gossip website TMZ.

Cruise and his family were not at home and police were greeted by his bemused security officers and chef.

Recently a 12-year-old boy was arrested in relation to similar incidents which occurred at the homes of Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber.

Police were called to the 34-year-old 'Two And A Half Men' star and the 18-year-old Canadian popstar's houses, along with a number of other celebrity owned properties over the past few months, after they received anonymous calls claiming the properties were being robbed and in some cases victims had been taken hostage.

Insiders have revealed that the boy, who has been accused of making the prank calls, lives with his mother in what has been described as an "incredibly dysfunctional" home and refused to attend school recently because he prefers communicating with other hackers on his computer.

Arrangements are now being made to move him into a more stable foster home.

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