Three men are wanted after they broke into the Southern California home of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley and ransacked the apartment before leaving home with possessions valued at approximately $ 1 million.
Sources close to Kemsley confirmed to NBC News that the incident occurred but were unable to provide additional details when contacted.
Dorit Kemsley attends the “Halloween Kills” Costume Party premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater on October 12, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Officials responded at around 11 p.m. Wednesday at 17000 Adlon Road in Encino Township, west of the San Fernando Valley, following a report of a home invasion, police said.
The thieves broke into the house by smashing a rear window, then went upstairs and met the victim in bed, several law enforcement agencies familiar with the investigation told NBC News. The men asked for jewelry and other valuables.
One of the intruders threatened to kill the victim and ordered her to show them items around the house, law enforcement officials said. The victim copied and told officials that the men were left with items valued at around $ 1 million.
No arrests were reported on Thursday. Aerial photographs showed broken glass near a sliding door in the back of the house.
The Daily Mail reported that Kemsley was held at gunpoint by the robbers while their young children were in the house. NBC News reached out to Kemsley representatives for more information.
Born in Connecticut, Kemsley is the entrepreneur and television personality who founded swimwear company Dorit International in New York in 2009. She founded the Beverly Beach swimwear line in Los Angeles in 2019.
Kemsley moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after meeting husband Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley. The couple have two children.
Crime statistics for the area patrolled by the LAPD’s West Valley Division show that robberies and break-ins have generally been in decline over the past two years.
House robberies, involving multiple armed attackers in single-family homes at night, are rare. LAPD data for the department has seen roughly half a dozen home robberies meeting some of these criteria since Jan 1, 2020.