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Man guilty of burglary in Dunst handbag heist

June 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A mechanic accused of helping steal Kirsten Dunst's $2,000 designer purse from a Manhattan hotel suite has been convicted of burglary in the 2007 theft. Earlier this week jurors heard actor Simon Pegg's testimony, who co-stars with Dunst in the movie "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People."

James Jimenez also was convicted Friday of trespassing at the SoHo Grand Hotel during the filming of the comedy. He was retried after his initial jury deadlocked on burglary charges, while convicting him of another trespass charge.

Jimenez's lawyer says that he just tagged along with a co-defendant he believed had permission to be there.

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