Country singer Scotty Mccreery was the victim of a terrifying raid on Monday (05May14) as three thugs broke into a North Carolina property and robbed him at gunpoint.

The former American Idol winner was visiting a home near the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh when three men forced their way in brandishing firearms in the early hours of the morning.

The 20 year old was among several victims who were forced to hand over cash, wallets, and electronic items before the gunmen fled.

Officers from the Raleigh Police Department are now investigating the robbery.

Addressing the incident on his page, MCCreery writes, "Yes, it was definitely a very scary night. Luckily, my friends and I are safe and the Raleigh Pd is on the case.

"I will share more when the time is right, but as of now we do not want to do or say anything that could hinder the investigation. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and support. A huge thank you to the Raleigh Pd (poice department) for their quick response and hard work..."