Orlando Bloom To Testify Against Burglar Bunch
Actor Orlando Bloom will appear in a Los Angeles court to testify against the teenage burglars who ransacked his house in the Hollywood Hills.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star's home was targeted by the so-called Hollywood Burglar Bunch last year, along with celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson. Items stolen from the stars' properties included designer clothing, jewelry and cash amounting to more than $3 million.
Five people, three of whom are teenagers, were subsequently arrested by police and are preparing to stand trial on felony burglary charges. One suspect, Alexis Neiers, will face the charge when she heads to court on Monday.
The 18 year old has confessed to being on Bloom's property on the night of the alleged crime, but insists she had nothing to do with the burglary and has pleaded not guilty. She will come face-to-face with Bloom when the trial begins as he recounts the night of the break-in, in which he lost over $500,000 in artwork, watches and other valuables, reports People.com.
Neiers is facing up to six years in prison if convicted. The other defendants will stand trial separately later this year.