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Burglary Suspect Arrested After LAPD Descends Onto Singer Billie Eilish's Family Home

A house sitter notified authorities after receiving an alert that allegedly showed a masked intruder scaling a fence and lurking around Billie Eilish's childhood home. 

By Jax Miller
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A man is in custody after police say someone tried breaking into the childhood home of seven-time Grammy award-winning singer Billie Eilish.

Officers with the LAPD swarmed the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Thursday night after a masked intruder allegedly tried burglarizing a North Avenue 57 residence, according to KTLA. The home reportedly belongs to the family of Eilish, though it remains unclear if anyone was home at the time of the incident.

A house sitter — who was not on the premises — called 911 at around 9:15 p.m. after receiving notification of suspicious activity in the backyard, TMZ reported. Camera footage sent to the employee's electronic device showed a masked individual dressed in black scaling a fence and seemingly lurking around the property.

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Police responded to the scene and, while canvassing the area, arrested a suspect found one block from the residence.

The LAPD said they do not believe anything was taken from the home, according to TMZ.

The home belongs to the parents of 21-year-old Eilish, according to public records obtained by ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV. It was the home where the singer and her 25-year-old brother, the artist and producer known as Finneas, were raised.

So far, police have not released the identity of the suspected burglar.

Jaslyn Portillo, who lives near the residence, said she and another raced to the scene when word of trouble arrived.

“Well, my aunt actually came running to me, telling me that Billie Eilish’s house was getting burglarized, and we quickly ran over here because we live down the street, so we’re pretty worried about what was happening,” Portillo told reporters.

It’s not the first time someone showed up at Eilish’s family home unannounced. In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, the "When The Party’s Over" singer discussed when her family’s address was leaked online, resulting in fans showing up at the residence — including an older man who made the drive from San Diego.

“It was really traumatizing,” Eilish said at the time. “I completely don’t feel safe in my house anymore, which sucks. I love my house.”

At the time, a bodyguard was assigned to keep watch from the family living room.

It was unclear if the home she referred to in Rolling Stone was the same one where Thursday night’s incident occurred. 

No injuries were reported, and neither the "Bad Guy" singer nor her brother have publicly commented on the incident.

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