High-end burglars working the hills

Two or three men dressed in black and ski masks have targeted Bel-Air, Holmby Hills and Encino in the evenings and on weekends. Their take in the past year includes $7 million in cash, rare books, jewelery and entire safes. Recently, a security camera in Encino may have spotted the perps without their masks. "Two sources with knowledge of the investigation said [the victims] included an NBA player, a Oscar-winning director and a former studio chief," the Times reports.

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