A 19-year-old man arrested by Los Angeles police after a break-in at the San Fernando Valley home of an National Football League player during a game last week has been linked to recent burglaries at the homes of Yasiel Puig, Rihanna and Christina Milian.
The teens were pulled over after allegedly robbing L.A. Rams player Robert Woods' home in Woodland Hills. Police arrested Jshawne Lamon Daniels, 19, Tyress Lavon Williams, 19, and Damaji Corey Hall, 18, as well as Hall's mother, the 34-year-old Ashle Jennifer Hall.
Once they picked a home to burglarize, one of them would knock on the door, she said.
Carranza said that the suspects referred to their crimes as "flocking".
The arrests came after a vehicle was stopped in Los Angeles on Friday for a reason unrelated to the burglaries and a police search yielded a handgun and stolen items.
Cops pulled the 19-year-old over and allegedly discovered things stolen from Williams' home in his vehicle.
The crooks would wear button-down shirts and drive luxury cars to fit in as they scouted the neighborhood and then changed into casual clothing, including hoodies, before hitting homes, Carranza said.
Second, something else was found along with the stolen goods - a list of celebrity names and addresses, including those of Viola Davis, LeBron James, and Matt Damon.
Some of the stolen property included high-priced watches, handbags, jewelry and cellphones.
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Rihanna was among the celebrities targeted in a series of Los Angeles-area home burglaries, police say.
Detective Mel Vergara, who led the investigation into the burglaries, said potential thieves are able to target the homes of wealthy celebrities more easily thanks to social media.
An alarm was sounding and lights were flashing at the home, but no one was inside at the time, police said.
The identity of the suspects has not been released to the public.
According to a statement from LAPD, two suspects broke into the residence and found a safe, which they moved from the second floor to the front door entrance and left there.
It is estimated that the damage resulting from the burglary cost around $10,000.
There are two other reported burglaries at the baseball player's house in recent months.
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.