Police say that Rachel Lee (19), above left, is considered to be the "master mind" of the robberies, or burglaries, of the celebrity homes of Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, Hayden Panettiere, Rachel Bilson, and Audrina Patridge.
Lee was arrested on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Law enforcement claim Lee is suspected of organizing a plan to steal cash, jewelry, clothing, luggage, purses, and other personal items. When Lee was busted, cops impounded a variety of items from her father’s Las Vegas home, including two laptops, photographs of a partially n*de woman (Paris Hilton), photographs of Lee’s friends, more than two hundred $100 bills, a Korean passport and a vial of marijuana.
Cops found a series of items that may have been taken from various celebrity homes. The items include a hat linked to Lindsay Lohan, jeans linked to Rachel Bilson, and partially n*de photographs linked to Paris Hilton.
Police also arrested Nicholas Prugo (above), who police suspect was just as involved as Lee. Prugo has a previous narcotics conviction, according to reports.
Burgulary suspect Alexis Neiers (above), aka Alexis Taylor, says Nick Prugo was definitely involved:
"I know for a fact Nick did all of these burglaries. He did every single burglary, he told me this after the police let him go. Nick is blaming people, trying to get the blame off himself."
Alexis then described the roles of the other four suspects:
"Rachel Lee was his [Prugo’s] main accomplice, and they brought Diana Tamayo into this. Diana, Nick and Rachel did the burglaries together. Roy Lopez was the one who sold the stuff they had taken, and he’s friends with Courtney Ames and that’s why she was arrested."
Alexis finished up by explaining how she got caught up in the investigation, saying:
"The only reason they came to my house was because they thought I was holding property for Nick, they even searched my house and found nothing. I’m innocent in all of this and feel terrible for all the people who got robbed."
Why would Prugo, and all those other criminals, feel they could trust Alexis with details about their crimes? If she knows too much, she could also be involved.
Cops say the search warrants were issued in Los Angeles, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Las Vegas, and during one of the searches, "three firearms and a large amount of narcotics" were found."
Cops also say property recovered during the searches "was among that stolen during a series of burglaries committed at the residences of well known celebrities."
Courtney Ames (above) was also arrested after police found a picture, on Prugo’s computer, of Ames holding a ton of money in her hands. Alexis says Ames only got arrested because she is friends with Roy Lopez. Really? We don’t buy the stories Alexis is telling, and we doubt police are either. If they can find the evidence Alexis will probably be headed to jail next.