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'Real Housewives' star Dorit Kemsley robbed of $1 million in valuables in home invasion

The 45-year-old reality TV star was robbed by three male suspects during a home invasion in Encino, California, multiple law enforcement sources said.
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Dorit Kemsley, a star of the Bravo reality television show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was robbed of about $1 million in valuables during a home invasion on Wednesday evening, multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said.

On Wednesday, at about 10:50 p.m. local time, officers responded to a report of a home invasion in Encino, the law enforcement sources told NBC News. The victim told the responding officers that “two or three men” had broken into the house by smashing a rear window and proceeded to go upstairs where they confronted the victim in bed.

The victim told authorities the men claimed to be armed, ordered her out of bed and demanded her to lead them to jewelry and other valuables around the house, the sources said. At least one of the intruders threatened to kill her.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley.John Tsiavis / NBCU Photo Bank file

The victim complied, and at some point, the men left the property with belongings worth about $1 million, according to the sources. There were security cameras nearby but it was not immediately clear what was recorded during the incident. 

No vehicle was seen by the victim, and no arrests have been made as of Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of any injuries.

LAPD’s Robbery Homicide division, which deals with high-profile and celebrity-related cases, is now handling the investigation.

The news was first reported by The Daily Mail.

Representatives for Kemsley declined to comment Thursday. Bravo did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Safety has been an ongoing concern for the cast of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," as so much of their wealth and where their valuables are kept have been broadcast on the popular franchise.

Kyle Richards' Encino home was burglarized in 2017 while she an 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 given to her by her husband on television.

Richards’ burglary and safety concerns were mentioned in the show’s reunion special, which was pre-taped and aired Wednesday.

Host Andy Cohen read a viewer’s comment to Lisa Rinna during the reunion special, which expressed concern about her decision to show her vintage dresses in a detached garage at her home “after a burglar stole all of Kyle’s Birkin bags.”

“I was very concerned after I saw that episode,” Cohen told Rinna. “I texted you and said ‘get your s--- out of the garage.’”

Rinna assured Cohen and viewers that she has moved the dresses to a facility that specializes in caring for vintage clothing.