LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The LAPD on Tuesday afternoon announced that a suspected burglary ring targeting the homes of celebrities has been broken up.
Four suspects have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies at the homes of famous people including Dodger Yasiel Puig, Rams receiver Robert Wood and singer Rihanna.
The suspects were identified as Tyress Williams and JShawne Daniels, both 19; Damaji Hall, 18; and Hall’s mother, 34-year-old Ashle Hall, Capt. Lillian Carranza, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, said at a news conference at LAPD headquarters.
The burglars selected the homes of victims based on social media postings and touring and travel schedules, LAPD said.
LAPD also revealed that “gang members and associates” were involved in the burglaries.
The suspects said that scouting the homes of potential victims was considered “flocking.”
The suspects were identified as three males — one aged 18 and two aged 19. In addition, a 34-year-old mother of one suspect was arrested for grand theft auto.
The famous people targeted by the burglaries included actors, producers, musicians and athletes living in the Los Angeles area.
LAPD said the break in the case came after Woods’ home was broken in to while he was playing the Vikings last Thursday.
After that a routine traffic stop was made where some of his belongings were discovered. They also found guns and more.
LAPD also said that the suspected burglars could have been planning more break-ins because they found a list of celebrities including addresses, potential targets, they say, including Matt Damon, LeBron James and Viola Davis.