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Calabasas man charged with breaking into homes of Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge

October 20, 2009 |  8:53 am

Patridge An 18-year-old Calabasas man was charged today in connection with break-ins at the Hollywood Hills homes of actresses Audrina Patridge and Lindsay Lohan.

Nicholas Frank Prugo faces two counts of first-degree residential burglary in the February and August burglaries in which he allegedly stole more than $170,000 worth of jewelry and designer clothes.

He was arrested last month and released in lieu of $100,000 bail. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted on all counts and is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 11 at the downtown L.A. criminal courthouse.

Prugo, who is unemployed, is believed to be one of three people, including two unidentified women, who entered Lohan's home through an unlocked door and ransacked it before leaving with undisclosed property, police said.

Video surveillance showed Prugo at Lohan's home, police said. That footage, as well as video from Patridge's home and other evidence, led authorities to the suspect, police said.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Audrina Patridge. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

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