Ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott’s house burglarized of $200,000 in items, police say

Former Lakers coach ByronScott consults with forward Metta World Peace during a game against the Orlando Magic in March of 2016 at Staples Center.
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Jewelry, watches, cash and high-end purses are missing from the home of former Lakers coach Byron Scott following a burglary of his Hermosa Beach residence on Saturday, police said.

A patio door was found to have been forced open and an estimated $200,000 in valuables was reported missing after police arrived around 1:30 a.m., said Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Robert Higgins.

For the record:

3:10 p.m. Oct. 2, 2017A previous version of this story said police responded to the burglary call at 1:30 p.m. The response was at 1:30 a.m.

Scott’s house is the latest to be hit in a series of burglaries in the Los Angeles area targeting celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Alanis Morissette and former Lakers Nick Young and Derek Fisher. In Morissette’s case, thieves took possessions worth $2 million.


Higgins said investigators don’t know whether the burglary of Scott’s house is related to any others.

Detectives are still determining how many burglars were involved, he said.

The break-in is believed to have happened sometime in an eight-hour span while Scott was away from his home before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Higgins said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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