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Man is accused of posing as Realtor to scout celebrities' homes

LOS ANGELES - A man who is thought to have posed as a prospective home buyer or Realtor to scout targets for future burglaries has been accused of boosting millions of dollars in expensive artwork, jewelry and liquor from high-dollar residences in the Hollywood Hills, police said Wednesday.

Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32, of Los Angeles, was arrested in September. Police think he spearheaded the theft of more than 2,000 valuable items from at least 13 homes in Encino, Tarzana and Sherman

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