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Celebrity burglaries in LA are the work of 13 gang members, prosecutors say

LOS ANGELES - The burglary crew scoured celebrities' social media posts and noted when they'd be away from home.

In the last 13 months, they targeted the likes of the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, singer Rihanna, "This Is Us" producer Daniel Fogelman and the Rams' Robert Woods.

Authorities say they had plans to hit the homes of Laker LeBron James and actor Matt Damon, but Los Angeles police apprehended some of them before they could. Now, 13 men with alleged ties to a South L.A. gang have been charged with a series of sophisticated burglaries targeting some of the city's biggest celebrities and athletes.

The men are charged with felony burglaries, home invasion robberies and gang conspiracy in connection with the crimes - the last of

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