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14:16  28 november  2018
14:16  28 november  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: Rihanna 's home was broken into last week. Four people have been arrested for allegedly using social media to plan burglaries on stars such After the arrests for the Woods burglary , police said they linked the suspects to break-ins at the homes of LA Dodgers baseball star Yasiel Puig, Rihanna

Rihanna . Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images. Someone call Alexis Neiers — there’s a new Bling Ring in town. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it had arrested three teens who are suspected of burglarizing A-list celebrities and athletes.

Gang charged over burglaries targeting Rihanna and other stars © Getty Rihanna's home in LA was broken into earlier this year Ten alleged gang members have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries at the homes of celebrities including Rihanna in Los Angeles, court documents show.

Investigators say the addresses of basketball superstar LeBron James and actor Matt Damon were also found on a list of potential targets for break-ins.


Officials say the victims were chosen when their social media postings and schedules indicated they would be away from home.

Gang charged over burglaries targeting Rihanna and other stars © Getty Matt Damon's home was also a potential target Southern California's City News Service has reported that the 10 men have been charged with conspiracy and several other counts, including burglary and home-invasion robbery.

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The other three people arrested weren’t immediately charged pending further investigation. They remained jailed Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they had attorneys. There has been a rash of celebrity home burglaries in Los Angeles and nearby areas in the past two years.

to have targeted celebrities like singer Rihanna , the L.A. Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, NFL pro Robert Woods, as well as numerous others athletes, singers property belonging to Woods when they pulled over the suspects’ vehicle, and the three men were booked on charges related to the Woods burglary .

According to the AP news agency, court documents show the homes of baseball star Yasiel Puig and American football player Robert Woods, as well as Rihanna, were among those hit in the raids.

Gang charged over burglaries targeting Rihanna and other stars © Getty Police displayed some of the recovered stolen goods at a press conference in October Police announced four arrests at a news conference in October, where they displayed recovered items including handbags, jewellery and mobile phones.

Three of those four were released pending further investigation. Two were then re-arrested and are among those charged.

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