Los Angeles Times

Man is accused of posing as Realtor to scout celebrities' homes

LOS ANGELES - A man who is thought to have posed as a prospective home buyer or Realtor to scout targets for future burglaries has been accused of boosting millions of dollars in expensive artwork, jewelry and liquor from high-dollar residences in the Hollywood Hills, police said Wednesday.

Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, of Los Angeles, was arrested in September. Police think he spearheaded the theft of more than 2,000 valuable items from at least 13 homes in Encino, Tarzana and Sherman

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min read
Commentary: The Democrats Came Out Swinging In Vegas. For TV Viewers, It Was A Knockout
Las Vegas has hosted many memorable fights. Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson. Muhammad Ali vs. Larry Holmes. Wednesday it was Amy vs. Pete, socialists vs. capitalists, and everyone vs. billionaire Michael Bloomberg during a contentious Democratic deb
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Last Year's Trades Played Vital Role In Transforming Clippers Into Title Contender
BOSTON - As Landry Shamet entered the locker room inside Boston's TD Garden, he had no idea what he was walking into. The rookie guard's previous 48 hours had been a whirlwind. He'd been traded by Philadelphia at 2 a.m., flown coast-to-coast and met
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Editorial: Los Angeles Needs To Preserve Affordable Housing. Eminent Domain Isn't The Way To Do It
These are desperate times for Los Angeles. Even as the city, county and state have been pouring money into housing and services, the number of people living on the street has gone steadily up. More and more of them are losing their housing - often fo