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Lindsay Lohan

Suspect

In Jewelry Heist

8/27/2012 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-lindsay-lohan-tmz-1Lindsay Lohan is now formally a suspect in the theft of $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, Lindsay was at the Hollywood Hills home of Sam Magid a week ago when Sam called the LAPD and reported a jewelry theft.   We're told Lindsay has been at the house frequently, including at an all-night house party a week ago Sunday.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Lindsay and her assistant Gavin Doyle are both suspects in the theft.

Now here's the twist ... We're told Sam has recanted his story and now says nothing was stolen.  But our sources say cops are not closing out the investigation because they believe they have independent witnesses who can finger Lindsay and Gavin as the thieves.

Sources tell us ... LAPD detectives contacted the lawyer for Lindsay and Gavin today, asking for an interview with the two suspects but the lawyer rejected the request.

It's unclear why Sam -- who is insanely wealthy -- suddenly changed his tune.

One final thing ... This is really bad news for Lindsay, because she's on probation for the theft case involving the necklace at a Venice jewelry store.  She could go to jail if she violates probation by stealing more jewelry.

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Jordan    

Isn't there a law in california for wasting LAPD time money and resorce for first saying there is a crime and then changing his story.

700 days ago
62.

Vinsetta    

Shocking. I love how Jill was on here ASAP dropping how she'll do 270 days which is nothing, forgetting this is an additional charge on top of it. Come on Red Cloud, defend her. Of course we all know she'll skate if anything comes of it. Make her sit in LA County for a year. Jail is the ONLY thing we all know she can't take. I mean she is nothing more than a common criminal and an idiot. TWO jewel heists??? And still on probation? She loves the risk of being a criminal.

700 days ago
63.

jc    

Oh and the " INDEPENDANT WITNESS" is lying and only looking for their 15 minutes and are out for Lindsay!

Just saving the Eturds the time.....

700 days ago
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katie10    

STFU, TMZ. She's a suspect because...she was there, yeah..OK. No cop would ever say this, especially to a frickin tabloid trash can. NO COPS every comment about someone being a SUSPECT even when they have clear, factual evidence. They'll often say, "A person of interest"..but a suspect. You're full of it, TMZ.

700 days ago
65.

sidithers    

Considering LL
I love Snooki and Kim K

700 days ago
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2drk2fck    

i have a ginger friend just like this. nothing and noone is sacred. they drive like sh*t, steal your sh*t, and act like their sh*t dont stink. she is an addict and out of control.

700 days ago
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Murphman    

Why bother. She can murder someone and nothing will happen to this little brat. Not even newsworthy anymore. Blowhan your 15min are way over.

700 days ago
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Andyconda    

due drops charges and the state picks them up..got to love it...

700 days ago
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Vorlon    

Ahhh watching Nicole's head explode is SOOOOO amusing.

700 days ago
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stereogirl    

Oh good heavens. This is honestly ridiculous. I'm not a huge Lohan fan and think she's made her own bed but there is something wrong with this picture. It's not like she could've paid the guy off if he already has plenty of money and he said nothing was stolen. Doesn't the LAPD have more important things to worry about? Is there no other crime taking place?

700 days ago
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RobWasRight    

"Innocent until proven guilty" HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA HA HA

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72.

Kya    

If she weren't lindsay lohan she would have been in jail a long time ago....why is she so special again?

700 days ago
73.

Jordan    

In California is 100thousand in jewlery considered a midemeanor or a felony, for a celebrity. I bet when this story moves forword it will somehow become a misdemeamor theft, because TMZ does not have much time left on their bet that Lohan will win an oscar within 5 years what does that bet have left 2 years time is ticking.

700 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Good on Shawn for protecting her client.

700 days ago
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Majestik    

In other news, Milo received a package on Friday containing all the stole merchandise. Hence his phone call to TMZ on the weekend to the AMATEUR INTERNS claiming he spoke to the Homeowner, straightened it all out and a WRITTEN NOTE was sent by this guy. He may have backtracked on this story but the LAPD might actually do some good to figure out WHY he decided to backtrack. Hey, MILO, have you made a phone call to Amanda Bynes dad yet?

700 days ago
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