Most Celebrities make money. We know this, and we appreciate them for the unique colour they bring into our lives. Contrary to what some people might think, they work incredibly hard and truly deserve every cent they earn from their trade. But it seems some people appreciate them in a totally different way—As excellent targets for buglary. These burglars believe that the stars can afford to lose money, since they make so much more.
Celebrity homes have long been easy targets for burglars looking for lucrative scores.
Highly organized and hi-tech group of thieves. Nearly a decade ago, it was the “Bling Ring,” a group of young people who used gossip magazine, online star maps and celebrities’ own social media accounts to target the riches of socialite Paris Hilton, actors Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan and others to the tune of more than $3 million!
More robberies targeting Celebrity homes. A few years later, another ring of burglars hit the hillside estates. Officials believe they made off with more than $7 million, stealing safes, rare books and jewels from the likes of singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, former Hollywood executive Sherry Lansing and Duran Duran’s John Taylor.
Although officials are claiming the robberies are not related, still, over the last few months, there has been a new rash of celebrity break-ins, but security officials still aren’t sure if there is another ring on the loose or whether the cases are unrelated.
It is Clearly a group targeting celebrities. Is it a mere coincidence that the homes of singer Alanis Morissette and Lakers star Nick Young were hit in recent weeks? The burglars took safes that officials said were filled with contents worth $2 million and $500,000, respectively.
Other recent celebrity victims include Dodger Yasiel Puig, ex-Laker Derek Fisher and hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week seemed to downplay the prospect of another crew preying on the rich and famous.
Early this year, Kim Kardashian was taken captive and burgled in a high class apartment in Paris. She lost millions of dollars in jewelry.