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Nick Prugo was one of the participants in the so-called ‘Bling Ring’ heist, which saw the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Megan Fox targeted by thieves.
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Reaching Paris Hilton’s multimillion-dollar Los Angeles mansion after widening the fence, thieves Nick Prugo and Rachel Lee couldn’t believe their luck when they found her front door unlocked.
They went straight in and bought themselves the social site’s clothes, bags and bras, considering her spacious built-in wardrobe “like we were shopping in a store.”
Prugo even said that they went back to the house several times and used it as a cash machine.
Hilton’s raid was their first in an 18-month criminal assault that shocked the city’s Class A residents and earned the duo the nickname “Bling Ring” after they Recruit three friends to join. They made £2.7 million in merchandise.
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Prugo and Lee were 17 years old when they began raiding homes in 2008, targeting a host of famous actors including Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox.
Their wild story is now being told in Channel 4’s series, Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist, which begins Monday. Prugo showed little remorse for their actions.
He said: “Rachel and I thought a celebrity would be a great hit to hit. I started browsing gossip sites, saw Paris Hilton going to Miami and that’s when we arose. intention to rob her house.
“We’ve seen so much of Paris Hilton’s life, so it doesn’t seem like we need to step further to get into her house. The personality she presents is that she’s dreamy blonde, so we thought she was. He could easily leave something unlocked.”
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And when the pair returned for a second time just a few weeks later, their luck was still holding.
Prugo added: “We approached the door but this time it was locked, Rachel looked under the rug and had the key, it’s like the real thing? Now we have the key to access this anywhere whenever.
“From October to December we went five times. There were wallets that opened with cash sticking out, hundreds and fifties, spare change after a night out. I felt like I needed it more. she.
“We keep going to our home in Paris, it’s like our personal ATM, we always know we’ll find a few dollars.”
Along with friends Alexis Neiers, Courtney Ames and Diana Tamayo, Prugo and Lee turned their attention to the home of Lord Of The Rings star Orlando Bloom. He was dating Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr at the time.
“There’s a lot of clothes, dresses, lingerie all labeled,” says Prugo. “It’s like you’re at a high-end store.
“I took a ton of his clothes. There were 10 Rolex watches and 5 cash coins in an envelope.”
Prugo spent her late teens in the posh neighborhood of Calabasas but nowhere near as famous residents.
He and Lee began stealing cars, then taking them before moving into the house.
“I’ve always been the type of person to do what I have to do to get what I want, but I never thought in my wildest dreams it would reach the level of crime it did,” Prugo said. do. It’s thrilling.”
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But the gang’s luck eventually ran out when they were caught by CCTV cameras at the home of Lohan and The Hills star Audrina Patridge.
They were all arrested and imprisoned. Prugo had two years and was released one year later. Lee got four years and served 18 months.
But Prugo believes that his conscience is clear. He said: “This happened, it’s not something I’m proud of but I took my time, I learned from it.”
Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist airs at 10 p.m. Monday. All episodes will be available on All 4.
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