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Monday
Apr162012

Tom Petty Offers $7,500 Reward for Five Stolen Guitars

C Flanigan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers recently had five guitars stolen from them, and they’re offering a reward in return for any information regarding their whereabouts.

A post on the band’s official website states five of their guitars were stolen from a soundstage in Culver City, Calif., where they’ve been rehearsing for their U.S. tour, which launches this week. Photos of the guitars — including Tom Petty’s 1967 Rickenbacker 360/12 and 1965 Gibson SG TV Junior — are also posted on the website.

The band is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to the recovery of the guitars. They also urge anyone with information to contact the Culver City Police Department, or the band at StolenGuitars@TomPetty.com.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers begin their U.S. tour this Wednesday in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Tuesday
Sep202011

John Travolta's Mercedes-Benz Stolen in Santa Monica

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Has anyone seen John Travolta's missing Mercedes-Benz? His 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280-SL was stolen Sunday from a Santa Monica, Calif., street where he'd parked it, according to the Los Angeles Times. The theft occurred while Travolta spent approximately 10 minutes at a Jaguar dealership. The vehicle reportedly is worth at least $35,000. Santa Monica police are investigating the theft.

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Thursday
Apr072011

Paris Hilton Sued over Stolen Jewels

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- "They're hot." That's the Paris Hilton-esque assessment from an insurance company now suing Hilton over more than $60,000 worth of once-stolen bling it says the socialite hasn't returned. The pricey items were lent to Hilton by jeweler Damiani back in 2007, but were swiped during a robbery at Hilton's home in 2008.

The police recovered the items after busting up a high-profile robbery ring in 2009. Cops gave the treasures back to Hilton, but Allianz Global insurers say Hilton never returned the items to Damiani. The lawsuit claims she's ignored the insurance company's requests to return the items.

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Thursday
Mar102011

Lindsay Lohan Headed to Court Thursday

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will make an appearance in a Los Angeles court on Thursday in connection to her grand theft case, at which time she'll have to decide whether to cop a plea in her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace last January, or take her chances with a trial.

TMZ.com reports she will likely choose the latter option.  The website also reports Lohan's lawyer and a prosecutor handling the case met Wednesday but did not come away with an agreement.  A judge told Lohan at her arraignment that if she accepts a plea deal, she will go to jail.

Entertainment Tonight has been airing footage of the surveillance video of Lohan taken at the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie & Co. on the day of the alleged theft.  Kamofie, which reportedly received at least $40,000 for releasing the tape to the media, is now planning to sell the necklace at auction after the case is resolved, according to TMZ.com.  The proceeds from the auction would go to charity.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Lindsay Lohan Claims She Only Borrowed Allegedly Stolen Necklace

Photo Courtesy - Al Seib/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan says she didn't steal a necklace that disappeared from a Venice, California store on Jan. 22, which she was allegedly spotted wearing.

Insiders tell TMZ someone loaned the piece to the Mean Girls star.  She claims she returned it to a stylist, who failed to bring it back to the store.  The actress also says the stylist in question brought the necklace to the police on Tuesday night after cops received a warrant that gave them permission to search Lohan's home for the item.  Police on Wednesday reportedly turned over their findings in the investigation to Los Angeles prosecutors.

The claim of someone loaning Lohan the $2,500 necklace conflicts with a new RadarOnline report that cites a law enforcement source as saying the actress is seen on store surveillance video wearing the bling, and not paying for it.

The law enforcement insider tells the website, “The surveillance video clearly shows Lindsay Lohan taking the necklace from the store.”   The insider goes on to state, “Law enforcement believe the video will prove that the actress took the necklace, because it doesn’t, at any point, show her paying for the item.”

The source tells RadarOnline, “This doesn’t appear to be a miscommunication between two people, as Lindsay is claiming.  Lindsay says she borrowed the necklace, the evidence just doesn’t support Lindsay’s story.”

According to TMZ, police informed the Los Angeles County Probation Department on Tuesday night of its investigation.  Though Lohan met with her probation officer on Wednesday, TMZ says the alleged necklace theft was not a topic of discussion.  Instead, she underwent a drug test.

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