Police: Celeb-Obsessed Teens Thought Robbing Stars Was "Fun"

Celebrity News Oct. 29, 2009 AT 8:58AM
Police: Celeb-Obsessed Teens Thought Robbing Stars Was "Fun" Credit: AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department

A group of celeb-obsessed teens - who have been charged with felony first-degree residential burglary for robbing a string of stars, including Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge - got a high off of stealing from the rich and famous, police say.

Police say the suspects drafted a list of designer clothes and jewelry.

They then hit celebrity blogs and Web sites, looking for stars who owned the desired valuables. The Internet also helped them located where these stars (including Orlando Bloom and Megan Fox) lived.

Between December 2008 and Oct. 11., they raided the homes while celebrities were away.

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The four young women and two men involved in the crime would study the homes and break in through doors, windows and even a doggy door.

"They thought it was fun, kind of an adrenaline rush," Los Angeles police officer Brett Goodkin tells the Associated Press. "They would go in and steal the celebrity's clothes and possessions, things they could never afford on their own."

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On Wednesday, felony residential burglary charges were filed against three women and one man: Alexis Neiers, Courtney Ames, Diana Tamayo and Roy Lopez Jr. They range in age from 18 to 27.

Prosecutors also added five burglary counts against Nicholas Prugo, who was charged earlier this month with breaking into the homes of Lohan and Patridge.

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They are suspected of stealing more than $3 million in designer clothes and jewelry from stars, an act that was driven by "celebrity infatuation and greed."

Authorities have named Rachel Lee, 18, as another suspect. Prosecutors have declined to file charges against her pending further investigation. All the suspects are due in court next month.

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