Alanis Morissette’s Brentwood home is burglarized; thieves take safe containing $2 million in jewelry
Singer Alanis Morissette’s Brentwood mansion was broken into by burglars who made off with a safe containing $2 million in jewelry and other valuables, sources said.
The break-in occurred last Thursday at the home in the 2000 block of North Tigertail Road, a mansion row in a tony section of Brentwood not known for crime, police said. Several sources identified the home as belonging to the singer who rose to fame in the 1990s with her “Jagged Little Pill” album. Morissette, who lives with her husband, Mario “Souleye” Treadway, and their children, was not home at the time of the burglary.
Los Angeles police Det. Meghan Aguilar said the burglars took the entire safe from inside the home and did some damage to the house. Items taken included $2 million in jewels during the Feb. 9 break-in.
The burglary is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, which handles high-end burglaries. Detectives again visited the home Tuesday to examine the crime scene.
The singer, who has also performed in movies, is know to flaunt her vintage jewelry collection on social media. Similar behavior by reality TV star Kim Kardashian is believed to have played a role in criminals targeting her in a hotel-invasion robbery last year in Paris. A team of criminals made off with $10 million worth of jewelry in that highly publicized crime.
The section of Brentwood where Morissette lives is among the safest locations in the city. But there was another burglary nearby on North Kenter Avenue on Feb. 3.
A string of celebrity burglaries in the Los Angeles area have targeted singer Nicki Minaj, model Kendall Jenner, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, rapper Kanye West, socialite Paris Hilton, actress Lindsay Lohan, actor Orlando Bloom, comedian Kevin Hart, Dodger Yasiel Puig and many others.(Los Angeles Times / Associated Press / AFP / Getty)
Thieves stole $50,000 worth of handbags and sunglasses in October 2017 from the Los Angeles mansion of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer Mariah Carey.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry was stolen in July 2017 from the North Hills home of “Lizzie McGuire” star Hilary Duff.(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Nearly $80,000 in jewelry and cash was stolen from the Beverly Hills home of “Hotel Transylvania” star David Spade when thieves made off with a safe in June 2017.(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Armed robbers stole $1.5 million in jewelry from the Beverly Grove home of rapper A$AP Rocky in May 2017.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
About $200,000 in valuables was stolen from the Hollywood Hills home of model and television personality Kendall Jenner in March 2017.(Valery Hache / AFP/Getty Images)
Thieves made off with $150,000 in jewels from a safe in the Beverly Glen home of “Shameless” actress Emmy Rossum in March 2017.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
At least $170,000 worth of jewelry and other items were swiped from the Sherman Oaks home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in late February or early March of 2017.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The Brentwood mansion of “Ironic” singer Alanis Morissette was broken into by burglars who stole a safe containing $2 million in jewelry and other valuables in February 2017.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $500,000 in valuables from the Tarzana home of then-Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young in February 2017 while he was competing in a shooting contest at the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
More than $300,000 in jewelry was stolen from the Tarzana home of former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher in January 2017.(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $175,000 in jewelry and other valuables from the Westside home of “Anaconda” singer Nicki Minaj in late 2016 or early 2017.(Kathy Willens / AP)
Thieves took $500,000 in valuables from the Tarzana home of “Ride Along” actor and comedian Kevin Hart in June 2016.(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars stole $200,000 in cash and jewelry from the Tarzana home of model Blac Chyna in May 2016.(Paras Griffin / Getty Images for BET)
Armed robbers took $50,000 in cash from a safe in the San Fernando Valley home of “Kiss Kiss” singer Chris Brown in July 2015.(Theo Wargo / Getty Images for TIDAL)
Thieves stole $250,000 in jewelry from the vacant Tarzana home of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom in March 2014 after the estranged couple put the house on the market.(Evan Agostini / AP)
Thieves attempted to break into the Pacific Palisades mansion of Grammy-winning singer Rihanna in September 2013 but were scared away by a burglar alarm.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Burglars broke into the Hollywood Hills home of Kanye West while the “Gold Digger” rapper was touring in June 2012 but fled before stealing anything.(Justin Lane / EPA)
Thieves broke into the Calabasas townhouse of reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian in Oct. 2009 and stole $80,000 in jewelry.(Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
A safe was stolen from the Hollywood Hills home of Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor in April 2007.(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
The Westside mansion of country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill was hit by burglars in Feb. 2007 while the couple was in Tennessee.(Beatrice de Gea / Los Angeles Times)
The Bling Ring used gossip magazines and social media accounts of the stars to steal more than $3 million in 2008 and 2009 from socialite Paris Hilton, “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom, “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities.(Los Angeles Times / Getty)
The burglary at Morissette’s home comes weeks after $175,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables were taken from the Westside home of singer Nicki Minaj. At this stage, investigators are not saying if the crimes are connected.
The Minaj burglary occurred between Nov. 24 and Jan. 24 in the 2600 block of Bowmont Drive, when the 34-year-old “Anaconda” singer was away from her home. How the burglars gained entry to Minaj’s home was unclear.
In yet another recent celebrity heist, more than $300,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the Tarzana home of former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher last month.
The Morissette burglary comes close on the heels of another loss for Morissette. In January, her business manager admitted to embezzling millions of dollars from the musician. Prior to the admission, the manager had told Morissette that he’d used the money to invest in marijuana grows, according to federal court documents.
Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Playa Vista, admitted in a federal plea agreement that he committed wire fraud and filed false tax returns from 2010 to 2014. During that time he took an estimated $4.8 million from Morissette and an additional $1.7 million from other athletes and celebrities, according to court documents.
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