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Other homes in Charlie Sheen's gated community also burglarized, police say

February 5, 2010 | 10:53 am

Los Angeles police believe Charlie Sheen's luxury Mercedes-Benz plunged over a hillside Friday morning after being ditched by suspected burglars who had stolen items from garages in the gated neighborhood, said sources familiar with the investigation.

Sheen called police about 5:15 a.m. to report a possible burglar on the premises of his Sherman Oaks home. A short time later, his Mercedes four-door sedan was found 300 feet to 400 feet down a ravine near the 13300 block of Mulholland Drive in Beverly Crest.

Sources familiar with the case, but who did not want to be identified because the investigation was continuing, said police ruled out any domestic dispute after they interviewed the actor and his wife, who was out of state.

The sources said it appeared the suspects entered Sheen's gated community and broke into the garages of several homes. Sheen had left his keys in his car and the garage door open.

It was not immediately clear why the burglars plunged the car over a cliff, although it was possible they were trying to destroy evidence. Police recovered power tools and other items from the car, the sources said.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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