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Burglars Target Santa Barbara County Home Owned By Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi


Detectives say the Santa Barbara County home of television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was burglarized.

Investigators say the Montecito home owned by DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, was hit on the Fourth of July.

A detailed list of what was taken hasn’t been released, but it included some high end jewelry and watches.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives handling the case say the home appears to have been targeted because of the victims celebrity status. 

Investigators have been talking to other law enforcement agencies to see if the burglary is related to similar crimes in Southern California focused on celebrity homes.