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Police Find Celeb Mansion Photos on "Burglar Bunch" Computer



    Police Find Celeb Mansion Photos on "Burglar Bunch" Computer

    Whether or not any of the so-called Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch are ever convicted, they are fast becoming celebrities in their own right. Aerial photos of 51 pricey mansions were stored on a computer police say was stolen by the group, TMZ.com reported.

    The Burglar Bunch of at least seven teenage and 20-something suspects have already targeted the homes of celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox and Orlando Bloom, according to police and prosecutors.

    Accused so far are Courtney Ames and Alexis Neirs, both 18, Diana Tamayo, 19, and 27-year-old Roy Lopez Jr., all arrested Oct. 22 and released on bail.

    A fifth suspect, Rachel Lee, 18, was arrested in Las Vegas, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined to immediately file charges against her.

    In addition to the charges against Ames, Neirs, Tamayo and Lopez, five additional burglary charges have been filed against 18-year-old Nicholas Prugo, of Calabasas, who was arrested Sept. 11 and previously charged with two counts of burglary.

    Los Angeles police have also identified a seventh suspect named Jonathan Ajar, who remains at large.

    According to police and prosecutors, the theft ring swiped more than $3 million in jewelry, designer clothes and accessories during a spree that began in December and continued through at least Oct. 11.

    Surveillance images from an Aug. 23 burglary showed a male and two females with their faces covered by scarves walking through a gate and into the courtyard near Lohan's home.

    More images from a Feb. 23 burglary at Patridge's home, which the actress posted on the Internet, showed a male and a female walking near her home, then breaking in and leaving with two bags. Prosecutors said more than $43,000 in jewelry and designer clothes was stolen.

    Prugo, who is now charged with seven counts of residential burglary, is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 12.

    Tamayo, of Newbury Park, is charged with two counts of residential burglary and is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 17. Neirs is expected to be arraigned Nov. 16 on one count of burglary. Ames will arraigned Nov. 20 and Lopez will be arraigned Nov. 23, both on single counts of burglary.