Paris Hilton's Pad Burgled!

Unidentified man breaks into Hilton's Hollywood Hills home, makes off with a reported $2 million in jewelry and other goods

By Gina Serpe Dec 19, 2008 8:29 PMTags
Paris HiltonJosephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com

Giving a detailed, nationally televised tour of the inside of her Hollywood Hills home was probably Paris Hilton's first mistake. Failing to then invest in a top-notch home security system was likely her second.

E! News has confirmed that the heiress' home was burglarized around 5 this morning after an unidentified man forced entry into her gated residence and helped himself to its contents.

While the final stolen goods count has yet to be officially tallied, initial estimates place the haul at $2 million worth of jewelry and other goods were taken.

Hilton was not home at the time, but was spotted out partying earlier in the night.

"A security guard is the one that called in and reported that the residence was broken into," LAPD spokesman Ben Llewellyn told E! News, adding that investigators are not yet sure how the guard became aware of the break-in.

No arrests have been made, but security video captured images of the crime,  and police already have a description of the suspect.

"Our detectives learned that a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves forced entry through the front door," Llewellyn said. "As far as we know, the man ransacked the bedroom, took unknown property and fled."

While greatly disturbing, home burglaries are nothing new for Hilton.

Back in 2004, a Hollywood home the heiress shared with her sister, Nicky, was robbed, with designer bags, watches, laptops and $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen.

—Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz

(Originally published Dec. 19, 2008 at 9:55 a.m. PT.)