Burglars are running rampant through Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, targeting the houses of the rich and famous. Over the last 4 years, crooks have made off with more than $20 million worth of goods, the LA Times reports. The A-list victims include Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Clippers star Cuttino Mobley, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
The exclusivity of the neighborhoods—high fences, isolated homes, and a lack of nosy neighbors—actually makes the thieves' work easier. Some suggest that residents simply get to know their neighbors, but that's a non-starter. "A neighborhood watch works in a community where the neighbors are open," says one resident. "We have high walls and are private."