Orlando Bloom to Testify in Teen Burglary Case
The actor will be questioned about the July 2009 break-in at his Hollywood Hills home
Orlando Bloom knows a thing or two about stolen booty – but this time it’s his own.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 33, will testify in person next week in a Los Angeles courtroom about the July 2009 burglary at his Hollywood Hills home, a source confirms.
Over a half-million dollars in artwork, watches and other valuables were stolen from the actor, allegedly by a ring of teenage burglars who committed a year-long crime spree that raided the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and other young celebrities that netted more than $3 million in luxury goods, police say.
On trial next week is Alexis Neiers, 18, facing one felony count of burglary, to which she’s pleaded not guilty.
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Neiers, who currently stars on E! reality TV show Pretty Wild, has admitted to being on the actor’s property on the night in question, but has denied any involvement in the burglary.
Five other defendants, Rachel Lee, 19; Nicholas Prugo, 19; Diana Tamayo, 20; Courtney Ames, 19; and Roy Lopez Jr., 28, separately face a variety of felony charges in the ongoing case.
Another suspect, Jonathan Ajar, 28, a convicted drug dealer, has already pleaded guilty on March 12 to receiving stolen property in the alleged crimes.
A rep for Bloom didn’t immediately respond for comment.