chris brown & fans (outside cameo night club - miami)

(Chris Brown outside Cameo night club on South Beach prior to alleged iPhone theft incident)

*According to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra, Chris Brown snatched a fan’s iPhone outside the Cameo nightclub last Sunday morning because he was going home with two groupies and was worried that Rihanna might see the photo/evidence online.

Lambiet writes that Miami police told him that rapper Tyga and two bodyguards (all 3 were with Brown in his Bentley when the incident happened) told authorities that Brown was freaked out because two female fans were snapping pics of him walking to his car with the two gwomen.

This is what Tyga told the cops, according to the article:

“The guy’s trying to get back with Rihanna, and he knows that wouldn’t happen if the photos ended up online!”

As EURweb reported earlier, Brown and Rihanna have somewhat rekindled their relationship recently in the wake of the news-making beating he gave her three years ago. He was sentenced to 1,400 hours of community service and five years probation.

They’ve even collaborated on two songs and Brown is scheduled to join Rihanna’s tour in Europe.

The South Florida based Gossip Extra’s report goes on to say that Tyga and the bodyguards leveled with police because one of them turned up at police headquarters with the iPhone that Brown is believed to have taken from alleged victim Shanae Spann.

Find out what made them snitch on Chris and see MORE photos at Gossip Extra.