Burglary suspects caught on surveillance video ransacking Hollywood Hills home

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police released surveillance video in hopes of catching two suspected burglars caught breaking into a Hollywood Hills home.

Investigators say the suspects repeatedly rang the victim's doorbell near Hillside Avenue and North Ogden Drive on July 19 around 5:30 p.m.

Tom Becktold and his husband were out of town during the break-in, but security video captured the incident.

The suspects knock and ring the doorbell for about five minutes before entering the home and head upstairs.

Becktold said the burglars went through bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and drawers, taking jewelry, watches and cuff links. An Apple Mac computer was also taken.

The suspects wore gloves and used a pillow case from the bedroom to load up the items.

The suspects also headed downstairs looking for valuables, showing their faces on camera.

Both men are believed to be between 18 and 25 years of age.

Becktold's neighbor, Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna, had her home across the street broken into last year. LAPD says police arrested a Fullerton man in May after the singer's assistant found him inside her place.

In Becktold's case, police say they're investigating to see if the suspects are connected with any other break-ins.

"This appears to be an isolated incident from what we have right now, but obviously they're not ruling anything out," Officer Mike Lopez said.

Becktold says he's grateful his animals were not harmed and thankful his housekeepers were not there at the time.

He hopes someone recognizes the suspects.

"We hope these guys are found and don't do this to anyone else," Becktold said.
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