Gang charged over LA celeb burglaries

Singer Rihanna was among those targeted by an LA burglary gang.
Singer Rihanna was among those targeted by an LA burglary gang.

Ten alleged gang members have been accused over a series of burglaries targeting the Los Angeles homes of celebrities including Rihanna, LA Dodgers baseballer Yasiel Puig and LA Rams footballer Robert Woods.

The men are charged with conspiracy and numerous other counts including burglary and home invasion robbery, the City News Service reported on Wednesday.

Police announced four arrests at a news conference in October, where they displayed recovered items including handbags, jewellery and mobile phones.

Three of those four were released pending further investigation but two were re-arrested and are among those now charged.

Investigators found a list of additional targets that included NBA star LeBron James and actor Matt Damon.

Officials said the victims were chosen when their social media postings and schedules indicated they would be away from home.

Australian Associated Press