BEVERLY HILLS—Actor and comedian David Spade, known for his roles in long-running sitcoms “Just Shoot Me!” and “Rules of Engagement,” is the latest victim in a series of celebrity home burglaries, TMZ first reported.
Spade’s Beverly Hills home was allegedly burglarized between Saturday, May 27, and Friday, June 2, while Spade was away, according to reports. Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) officers were stationed outside the home on Monday, June 5.
According to TMZ, the suspects allegedly disabled the home’s security system and made off with a safe containing $80,000 worth of cash and jewelry. The safe reportedly contained a wedding band that belonged to Spade’s mother.
Spade’s residence is the latest to be burglarized in a string of similar incidents. In May, rapper A$AP Rocky’s Beverly Hills home was robbed of $1.5 million in jewelry and other property. In March, actress Emmy Rossum reportedly had $150,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her Benedict Canyon home, days after reality star Kendall Jenner’s Hollywood Hills residence was robbed of $200,000 worth of jewelry. In February, singer Alanis Morissette was robbed of $2 million worth of jewelry. Former Los Angeles Lakers star Derek Fisher, a Tarzana resident, was robbed of $300,000 worth of valuables in January. Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj’s Beverly Hills home was burglarized of $175,000 worth of valuables between November 2016 and January 2017.
The homes of Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young, actress Jaime Pressly, and Dodgers star Yasiel Puig have also been targeted in recent months. In March, Puig had over $500,000 in property stolen from his Sherman Oaks home, including three Rolex watches. According to reports, burglars may be “flocking,” or going to neighborhoods that might give them the biggest payoff.
Authorities have not disclosed if the burglaries are connected. The investigation is ongoing. No additional details are available for release at this time, as this is an active investigation, according to a press release from Lieutenant Elisabeth Albanese, Public Information Officer for the BHPD. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department Detective Bureau at (310) 285-2158.
Spade, 52, first rose to fame as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” in 1988, where he became known for his sarcastic comedic style. He has starred in films including “Tommy Boy” (1995), “Black Sheep” (1996), and “Joe Dirt” (2001). In 2010, he appeared in “Grown Ups,” which was produced by “Saturday Night Live” cast mate Adam Sandler, and its sequel, “Grown Ups 2,” in 2013.
Spade’s notable television roles include Dennis Finch in “Just Shoot Me!,” which earned him nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, and Russell Dunbar in “Rules of Engagement,” which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination.