Burglars hit homes of Rihanna, other celebrities based on social media

Rihanna’s home was broken into last week

Rihanna’s home was broken into last week

Woods' home in Woodland Hills was broken into Thursday as he played against the Minnesota Vikings at the L.A. Coliseum.

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods both had their Los Angeles area homes burglarized while they were competing in their respective sports recently, and it sounds like that is not a coincidence. A search of one of their homes reportedly turned up the list of potential celebrity targets and their addresses, which included James, Damon and Davis.

The suspects picked the homes based on their owners' social media postings and travel schedules, Carranza said. "Initially, it was believed that the homes were being burglarized at random".

Cash, weapons, watches, jewellery and handbags are stolen in a matter of minutes, often before security alarm companies are able to notifty police, LAPD said.

Carranza said that the suspects referred to their crimes as "flocking".

On Tuesday, Williams pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of first-degree burglary related to Rihanna, Puig, Woods and French singer Tota Matthieu, City News Service reported.

LeBron James and Matt Damon’s addresses were found on a list
LeBron James and Matt Damon’s addresses were found on a list

"They flock like birds to areas where the rich and famous resided", she said.

Police officers have contacted all of the people on the list to advise them how to "harden" their homes against break-ins.

"Once a potential target home was selected, a larger vehicle would be utilized to give the suspects the opportunity to change into more comfortable clothing and hoodies to avoid being recognized and cart away the stolen goods", Carranza said.

In the ritzy Los Angeles-area neighborhoods inhabited by celebrities and professional athletes, the chances of a luxury vehicle carrying well-dressed passengers raising any sort of alarm are slim.

In this May 8, 2017 file photo, Christina Milian arrives at the world premiere of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. It's unclear whether the other three suspects have been charged.

The Los Angeles Police Department seized $50,000 (£39,000) in cash just last weekend and say the burglary ring may have been responsible for more than 20 burglaries. The NBA's Nick Young lost about $500,000 in jewelry and other items during a burglary at his Tarzana home. A former home of singer Post Malone also was hit.

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