Bella Thorne Home Alone When Burglar Pays a Visit

8/22/2018 5:59 AM PDT

Bella Thorne's Home Hit By Would-Be Burglar

EXCLUSIVE

Bella Thorne had a huge scare Tuesday night, when someone tried to break into her house.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Thorne was home alone in her San Fernando Valley home at around 10 PM when someone from the outside broke a window.  

We're told Bella did what she probably should not have done ... she went outside to see what was up. Fortunately for her, that was enough to scare the would-be burglar away. We're told he hightailed it from the house and fled into the darkness.

Bella called the cops and they raced up to her home, but the burglar was nowhere in sight.

It's ironic ... Bella is an habitual Instagrammer, posting when she's out and about, yet in this case the burglar tried to hit when she was home.

It's the latest in a string of celebrity burglaries. Most recently, John Mayer's L.A. home was hit and the crooks got away with 6 figures worth of items, including watches from his priceless collection.