Miley Cyrus home burglary: Police detain pair in North Hollywood

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus receives an award during the ceremony of the 2014 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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A man and woman were detained Thursday in connection with the theft of Miley Cyrus’ Maserati and other items from her home, police said.

The pair, who have not been identified by police, were spotted near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Lankershim and Magnolia boulevards during an investigation and immediately detained, said Los Angeles police Lt. Michael Rimkunas.

Police also seized the pair’s vehicle, which contained valuables and other items suspected of being stolen property, he said. It was not immediately clear if the recovered items were stolen from the pop star’s San Fernando Valley home.

Investigators were still interviewing the pair as they tried to sort through the items.


Detectives began investigating the two, who were described as between 20 and 25 years old, after receiving numerous tips and leads about the burglary, Rimkunas said.

Police recovered Cyrus’ stolen Maserati earlier this week after it was discovered abandoned on a street in Simi Valley.

Cyrus, who is on an international leg of her Bangerz music tour, wasn’t home last Friday when thieves made off with jewelry and a 2014 Maserati Quattroporte.

Authorities believe a man and woman broke into Cyrus’ San Fernando Valley house by climbing a fence around 4 p.m. and going through the garage.


The “Wrecking Ball” singer’s assistant noticed items missing during a check on the home about midnight Saturday and called Los Angeles police.

Burglars took several items, including jewelry, and drove off in the white, four-door luxury sports car.

Investigators suspect the criminals are experienced because there were no signs of forced entry.