Is Fabio the Latest Victim of 'Knock Knock Gang'? Burglars Take $200G in Valuables From His Home
The model's safe has since been recovered, but it was empty.
Model Fabio Lanzoni has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to fall victim to a brazen home burglary.
Speaking from his West Valley home, the romance novel cover star revealed that burglars had made off with more than $200,000 in valuables last month.
"You feel violated, angry," he told KCBS. "You're really angry, you're upset; it's your home."
Fabio said his 200-pound safe was stolen. It was filled with his $127,000 gold coin collection and an $80,000 watch collection, he said. The safe has since been recovered but the valuables are gone.
He called the spate of burglaries in the area "an epidemic."
Stars including Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj and Alanis Morissette have all fallen victim to thieves plaguing glitzy Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Cops called the burglars in these cases the "The Knock-Knock Gang" because they repeatedly knock on the front door of the targeted mansions to make sure no one is home.
Perhaps the hardest-hit was Morissette's home, where thieves took a safe containing more than $2 million worth of jewelry on February 9.
The LAPD has formed a "Knock Knock Burglar Task Force" in hopes of bringing the robbers to justice.
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