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Burglars hit Yasiel Puig’s Sherman Oaks home, make off with $170,000 in stolen goods

Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of at least $170,000 in jewelry and other items from
Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of at least $170,000 in jewelry and other items from the home of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
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At least $170,000 worth of jewelry and other items were swiped from the Sherman Oaks home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig last week, police officials said Tuesday.

The LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division is investigating the break-in, which happened the week of Feb. 27, according to Officer Lillian Preciado, a department spokeswoman.

No one was home at the time, and Preciado said it was not clear if the burglars specifically targeted Puig’s home.

Puig, who purchased the $1.8-million home in 2015, said Tuesday that he was not concerned about the loss of property, but simply thankful that no one was hurt during the break-in.

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“That’s just money,” said Puig, who is in Glendale, Arizona with the team for spring training.

Investigators estimated that $170,000 in jewelry and “other items” were taken from Puig’s residence, though that figure could grow, according to Preciado.

The break-in was the latest in a string of thefts from celebrity homes across the city. Last month, burglars ripped a safe containing $2 million in jewelry from the Brentwood home of singer Alanis Morissette, police said.

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Heists at the Westside home of hip-hop star Nicki Minaj and the Tarzana residence of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher also resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry in recent months, police have said.

Investigators have not said if the crimes are connected.

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Bill Shaikin contributed to this report from Glendale, Arizona.

james.queally@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

11:05 a.m.: This story was updated with a comment from Puig.

This article was originally published at 7:30 a.m.


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