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Orlando Bloom’s house burgled 20 July, 2009

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Celebrities and their expensive watches seem to be the prime targets of thieves lately. Orlando Bloom is the latest Brit to fall victim after his house in Beverly Hills was broken in to and burgled on Thursday.

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It’s been reported that £500,000 worth of jewellery was stolen including many valuable wristwatches at an estimated price of £200,000. The burglars took six rare Rolex watches, including the Milgauss which was one of 80 of its kind made in the 1950s. Collectors estimate that this watch alone is worth over £120,000. A £20,000 Rolex Submariner is also missing as well as 1970s Rolex Explorer.

He should have splashed out on a security safe, like this Sentry safe with an electronic lock and 1 hour fire protection (£505.99), left, from Euroffice. Slightly cheaper but just as efficient is a Micromark digital electronic safe (£15.17) from Amazon. If you have an extensive collection of vintage watches like the Pirates of the Caribbean star or larger valuables its advisable to invest in a Phoenix Condor Safe (£1,782.49), right, at Euroffice.

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Orlando’s burglary comes two weeks after interior designer and mydeco design board member Kelly Hoppen was violently mugged for her £10,000 Rolex.  One month ago singer Rachel Stevens was mugged for the jewellery she was wearing, including her Rolex as well. The recent spate of muggings in England coincides with a surge of burglaries that have been occurring across the Atlantic, especially in the Beverly Hills area. Perhaps the best word of warning would be to buy a cheap watch?

For more details on Kelly’s mugging, read the mydeco blog.

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