Authorities have released photos seeking the public’s help identifying home invaders who stole about $1 million in valuables last month from Dorit Kemsley, star of the Bravo reality series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Two men wearing dark hoodies broke into Kemsley's home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles shortly before 11 p.m. Oct. 27, Los Angeles police said Monday.
The men made off with “high-end handbags, jewelry and watches,” police said. They threatened to physically harm a woman inside the home after they broke a sliding glass door to get inside, police said. Police did not name the woman who they said was threatened.
“The victim was inside the residence at the time and was confronted by the suspects. Both suspects threatened to kill her as she pleaded for her life and the lives of her young children,” police said. “In fear for her safety, the victim complied with the suspect's demands and directed them to valuables.”
The stolen items were wrapped in bedding, police said. Police alleged that the two men then met up with a third person and that they fled in a black, four-door pickup truck.
The men are described being 20 to 30 years old.
In addition to the photos, police also released a video, a sketch of one of the men and a picture of a stolen handbag.
NBC News reported last month that about $1 million in valuables were stolen, according to multiple law enforcement sources. The victim told police that the robbers claimed to be armed, ordered her out bed and demanded that she lead them to jewelry and other valuables, sources said.
A police spokesperson declined to provide additional details Tuesday, other than to say there were no updates from Monday’s statement.
A representative for Kemsley and Bravo did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday. Bravo is owned by NBCUniversal.
Safety has been a concern for the cast members of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as so much of their wealth is broadcast on the popular franchise.
Kyle Richards’ home in Encino was burglarized in 2017 while she and her husband were vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, TMZ reported at the time. An estimated $1 million in jewelry and accessories were taken, including a ring that once belonged to her mother and diamond earrings her husband gave her on television.