Police finally identified the alleged brains behind a string of Hollywood burglaries that netted watches, jewelry, clothes and cash from the homes of stars like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom.
The real kicker here is that the suspect is a baby-faced 19-year-old girl named Rachel Lee, according to TMZ. Sources told People.com, Lee and her crew so coveted the celebrities' fame, she sought to literally steal the artifacts of their glamour.
When cops searched Lee's Las Vegas home, they found cash, valuables and pictures of a partially clothed woman (who is suspected to be Paris Hilton). They also found clothes linked to other celebrities, like a hat that supposedly belongs to Lindsay Lohan and jeans belonging to Rachel Bilson.
Cops are investigating whether the crew is also behind the break-in at Kourtney Kardashian's home last weekend, People.com reported.
Five other members of the alleged ring were nabbed following an investigation into the Lohan burglary in August. Security camera footage from the break-in netted police their first suspect, Nick Prugo. His face was clearly visible in the film, according to cops.
When police apprehended Prugo, 18, they also seized his computer. Its hard drive proved to be a treasure trove, filled with maps detailing the locations of celebrity homes, Google searches for things such as "Lindsay Lohan Rolex" and "Paris Hilton Diamond Watch" and pictures of the other members of his burglary crew. Prugo is facing up to six years in prison.
Diana Tamayo, 19, Courtney Ames, 18, Alexis Neirs, 18, and Roy Lopez, 27, were then arrested in October in connection with the burglaries. Ames and Neirs were released after posing $50,000 bail.