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Thief steals Paris Hilton jewels

Paris Hilton
Ms Hilton, 27, was not at home at the time of the break-in

A burglar broke into the Los Angeles home of socialite Paris Hilton and stole jewellery worth about $2m (1.3m), US police say.

The break-in occurred in the early hours of Friday morning at Ms Hilton's home in the Sherman Oaks area of LA.

Police said a man wearing a hooded top and gloves broke in through the home's front door, ransacked Ms Hilton's bedroom and stole her belongings.

Ms Hilton, 27, was not at home at the time of the incident.

Paris Hilton is a member of the family that founded the Hilton Hotel chain, and is a fixture of the Hollywood social scene.

She starred in reality television show "The Simple Life" and has pursued a career as an actress and singer.



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