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Lindsay Lohan

Suspected in Jewelry Theft

2/2/2011 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan has just turned a super-expensive piece of jewelry over to cops that landed her in the middle of a police investigation ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... last week the owner of an L.A. store filed a police report, claiming a $2,500 necklace was stolen from her business. We're told the store surveillance video shows Lindsay in the store, wearing the necklace before it disappeared, although it's unclear if the video actually shows Lindsay walking out of the store with the jewelry.

Cops got a warrant to search Lindsay's home, but last night -- before the warrant could be served -- one of Lindsay's associates turned the piece over to the cops.

Mind you, turning in stolen property doesn't make it right, so the owner can continue to press the case... so Lindsay -- who is still on probation -- is not out of the woods.

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106.

lou    

I guess that BF forgot to cure her of her theft addiction, eh?

"Oops looks like the jewelry fairy just happened to leave me a $20K piece of bling under my pillow! What a coincidence!"

1325 days ago
107.

Ms_Tell    

She needs a stiff dose of "step up to the plate" followed by a "reality check" chaser and a daily injection of "anti-entitlement". Honestly, I am not so sure if she is salvageable, she is so far out there and obviously has such a big pack of enablers keeping her in lalaland, believing she can get away with anything.

I am on Team Make Lindsay Pay.

1325 days ago
108.

Sam    

Point in case, Wynona Ryder... they saw her putting the items in her bag, but no shoplifting occurs until she leaves the store.

Posted at 6:24 AM on Feb 2, 2011 by Inouno Nyx

Placing the items in the bag in the store does two things:

1. Wynona displays her intent to steal by fashioning a concealment device out of those bags. She is using tools to steal, not only is she stealing by it's pre determined that she's going to steal. She had the intent to steal prior to entering the store when she uses TOOLS. The bags Wynona uses are commonly refered to as theives tools, booster bags. When a criminal displays behaviors and traits that are commonly understood to be criminal it makes it easier to prosecute.

2. Wynona removed the price tags from the items she was stealing as she was placing them in the bags. The items she was stealing had theft proof devices on them, she removed those devices with another tool.

She did that all on video, can't get more guilty.

From what I'm reading and we all know how Harvey can be at the same time vague and crystal clear, is that the store had no evidence of Lindsay stealing and therefore could not arrest her on the spot.
So what does a store do when they can't proof theft? They goto the police. The only way the police could have a search warrant is if they had knowledge via a witness that stated they saw the item in Lindsay's house.

The only person who would have contact with the police for such a matter would be Lindsay's lawyer.

1325 days ago
109.

Inouno Nyx    

@99 - She WAS worth millions. PAST. She's broke now. She didn't even have any money to pay for rehab.

1325 days ago
110.

Cecilia     

And how many "misunderstandings" can this woman have before these places refuse her business and get smart when she walks in?

The fur coat
The Elle shoot
The store in Paris

She has a long history of this.
Stores and designers should ban her.

1325 days ago
111.

christy    

Oh for fraks sake. I will honest to goodness put up $1000 to say
that ONCE AGAIN, there will be NO consequences regaurdless of
what they find in this investigation. Any takers???

1325 days ago
112.

The Gorn    

Lalohan has always had a sticky finger problem

1325 days ago
113.

Inouno Nyx    

Sam - You are pathetic. As crazy as the Lohans if not more. Either that or you are a troll.

1325 days ago
114.

Paul    

It's no suprise Lindsay acts the way she does.

Look at the very few posts here defending Lindsay.It's the Lohan family using alias handles trying to justify her behavior.

Now if a person grew up with a family like this,alot of us would end up in prison.

I say the whole family should be locked up,and banned from TV,and the media.

We don't need news on the Lohan Clan.

1325 days ago
115.

Victor    

I wonder if she buys her drugs from Charlie.

1325 days ago
116.

karen1109    

She left the store without paying for a very expensive piece of jewelry that she had in her possession.

She should be prosecuted and thrown in jail if found guilty - JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE WOULD BE in these cir***stances. She has gotten more chances than anyone deserves and all it has done is enable her and her nonsense. Enough is enough already.

1325 days ago
117.

becky    

TMZ: more info please... Was the store trying before hand to get their merchandise back without pressing charges and she just blew them off? And how did Lindsey know there was a search warrant out and that she needed to get this turned in? Does the LAPD only work for protecting and covering the wrong doings of the Celebrities there and not the people or the law? I still can't wrap my mind around a briefcase full of drugs and paid prostitution with known cameras on site and not to leave out blood tests that would show drugs and NOTHING... not even a search warrant with drug dogs to sniff out any hidden drugs within the home!!!

1325 days ago
118.

Signothorn    

IMO, her problems stem from her inability to express her emotions because her parents are so distant and generally uncaring and she didn't learn how to cope. Until she learns this, she'll continue to try and kill the pain and act out like this.

1325 days ago
119.

Sam    

Oh for fraks sake. I will honest to goodness put up $1000 to say
that ONCE AGAIN, there will be NO consequences regaurdless of
what they find in this investigation. Any takers???

Posted at 6:41 AM on Feb 2, 2011 by christy

Christy I don't like what goes on with this person either but if they were aware of Lindsay wearing the necklace then they should have approached her.
If she did steal the necklace then what is the point of that? Most people that steal do it to sell the items for cash, check me if I'm wrong. Has she done it before? Was it a mistake? Was this a misunderstanding?

If the police believe there was a crime then it is up to them to arrest the person they believe to be guilty. Who has the item now? The store? Well you can't arrest Lindsay now, if there is an understanding then there is no crime. The DA has opened his department up for a lawsuit.

1325 days ago
120.

Casey    

It actually is quite sad that even her mother, (Nicole or Sam) thinks it's okay to steal. It doesn't matter if you "get caught", the act of stealing is wrong. No wonder this girl has no morals.

Her career is trashed, say what you want, Dina. She is NOT liked anymore. She was a very entertaining child actress who grew up to be a very deceitful, disliked woman.

1325 days ago
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