Posted by on January 2, 2019 5:17 pm
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A Los Angeles man posed as a prospective home buyer or a “slick” real-estate agent to break into over a dozen Los Angeles homes—many belonging to celebrities—and steal millions of dollars’ worth of luxury goods, police announced Wednesday.

Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, was arrested on the suspicion of theft after authorities discovered in September that he possessed thousands of expensive items, including jewelry, art, and fine wine, that had been reported stolen from 13 homes in the Hollywood Hills area in 2017 and 2018, Los Angeles police said in a press conference.

“His work was very sophisticated and in a lot of these cases, we saw tampered surveillance videos,” LAPD Det. Jared Timmons explained. “[Ackerman] seems to be fluent with computers and technology.”

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