R&B star Rihanna is reportedly relocating to New York after moving out of her problem-plagued mansion in Los Angeles.

The Umbrella hitmaker has suffered a series of summer (13) burglaries and break-ins at her Pacific Palisades dream home and moving trucks were spotted outside her pad on Tuesday (08Oct13) amid rumours she's keen to move on and leave the troubles behind.

Now editors at the New York Post's Page Six column reveal she plans to set up home in the Big Apple and has found a new penthouse to rent in Manhattan's fashionable Soho neighbourhood after previously viewing the apartment last month (Sep13).

The four-bedroom duplex, which boasts views of the new World Trade Center skyscrapers, carries a monthly price tag of $39,000 (£26,000).

The singer is currently on her Diamonds World Tour and is due to perform in South Africa this weekend (13Oct13), before heading to the Middle East and the Caribbean. She will return to the U.S. to wrap up her trek with another set of dates in November (13).