Ski Mask Gang Hits Keanu Reeves' Residence



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Ski Mask Gang Hits Keanu Reeves' Residence
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In a startling breach of security, Hollywood icon Keanu Reeves' residence in the Los Angeles area fell victim to a burglary. Despite the advanced security measures expected of a celebrity's home, Reeves' property was invaded, continuing a worrying trend of celebrity home burglaries in the region.

According to TMZ, Reeves was away when the intrusion occurred at his Hollywood Hills mansion, valued at approximately $7 million. The incident unfolded late Wednesday night, leading into early Thursday, as masked intruders forcibly entered the property and stole a firearm.

The Los Angeles Police Department was initially alerted to a possible trespasser around 7 p.m. Wednesday. However, no one was found at that time. The situation escalated when, around 1 a.m. Thursday, an alarm from Reeves' home alerted the authorities.

Police arrived to find security footage showing several individuals in ski masks breaking a window to gain entry. This incident marks not the first time Reeves has dealt with unwanted intrusions; in 2014, he experienced two incidents involving overzealous fans rather than burglars.

Celebrity Homes Under Siege

The 2014 incidents, as reported by the New York Post and TMZ, involved two separate women entering Reeves' home, one of whom was discovered sleeping in his library. In a separate occurrence, another woman entered the property, using his shower and swimming pool, before being detained by police.

This pattern of high-profile home invasions in Los Angeles has been a persistent issue. Celebrities like Mariah Carey, Drake, and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, have also been victims, losing significant amounts of valuables in these burglaries.

Back in 2017, the LAPD even established a special task force in response to what was described as an "epidemic" of such crimes, reminiscent of the infamous "Bling Ring" incidents. Despite heightened security measures, including advanced surveillance technology and fortified properties, celebrities continue to face threats from determined burglars.

This ongoing issue underscores the challenge of ensuring privacy and safety for public figures in the face of sophisticated criminal efforts.

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