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Alleged Gang Members Charged in LA Burglary Ring Targeting Celebrity Homes

Burglaries at Yasiel Puig, NFL's Robert Woods, Rihanna, rapper Chief Keef, singer Matthieu Tota and film and television producer Daniel Fogelman.

A group of alleged gang members and associates has been charged in a multi-city burglary ring targeting celebrity homes and other properties, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

The criminal complaint lists 33 felony counts, including criminal street gang conspiracy; first-degree residential burglary; first-degree residential robbery; first-degree burglary, person present; home-invasion robbery; second-degree commercial burglary; and elder or dependent adult abuse, infliction of injury. The charges also include gang and gun allegations.

From October 2017 through October 2018, the defendants allegedly committed burglaries and home-invasion robberies at residential and commercial properties in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Arcadia, Pasadena, Temple City, Monterey Park, Walnut, Studio City, North Hollywood, Encino, Tarzana, Toluca Lake and Woodland Hills, prosecutors said.

The homes included those of professional baseball player Yasiel Puig, professional football player Robert Woods, singer Rihanna, rapper Chief Keef, singer Matthieu Tota and film and television producer Daniel Fogelman.

The defendants are: Hassan Deontre Murphy (dob 11/22/99)

Jshawne Lamon Daniels (dob 10/5/98)

Damaji Corey Hall (dob 11/30/99)

Tyress Williams (dob 8/3/99)

Joseph Holley (dob 2/22/96)

Lance Williams (dob 1/20/00)

Devin Garner (dob 12/28/93)

Ron Simmons (dob 10/22/98)

Donnie Faizon (dob 1/19/97)

Elan Lamberto Gabourel (dob 8/30/93)

Murphy, Daniels, Hall, Tyress Williams, Holley, Lance Williams, Garner, Simmons and Faizon have pleaded not guilty. A preliminary hearing setting is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Case BA472671 was filed for arrest warrant on Nov. 7.

Deputy District Attorneys Richard Ceballos and Christopher Baker of the Organized Crime Division are prosecuting the case.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, with assistance from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Torrance, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Arcadia police departments.


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