Robber invades $10.9-million Hollywood Hills mansion, takes jewelry
A robber in a brutal home-invasion incident at a $10.9 million Hollywood Hills mansion made off with a safe's contents and jewelry after assaulting a cook inside the North Doheny Drive home, police said.
Los Angeles robbery-homicide detectives are investigating the crime authorities suspect was planned and may involve more than the one suspect seen by occupants of the home.
The intruder or intruders entered the mansion through an open door shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes. Once inside the home, a single suspect was confronted by staff who work for the occupants, he said.
"The cook was hit," Hayes said.
"The victims only saw one suspect but that does not mean others were not involved," Hayes said.
A preliminary investigation suggests the robbery was not random, and the suspects were aware an affluent family lived in the home, he said.
The home was previously listed for sale at $10.9 million and features an infinity pool with a view of Los Angeles; it has rented for $50,000 a month
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Site of Hollywood Hills home invasion. Credit: KTLA-TV