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Man who broke into Rihanna’s LA home gets NINE years in prison

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One of the men accused of breaking into the homes of Rihanna and other A-listers in Los Angeles has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Tyress Williams, 22, can be seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos on Thursday in an orange prison uniform and handcuffs as a judge handed down the verdict.

Tyress was 19 at the time of the 2018 robberies and one of four who broke into the homes of singer Christina Milian and athletes Yaisel Puig and Robert Woods.

Last month, Williams pleaded no objection to the break-in.

Rihanna was just one of a string of high-profile celebrities handpicked by the four-member gang, who were part of a larger burglary ring targeting actors, singers, athletes and Hollywood producers.

Tyress Williams, 22, can be seen on exclusive DailyMail.com on Thursday in an orange prison uniform and handcuffs as a judge handed down the verdict

Tyress Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison in LA on Thursday

Tyress Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison in LA on Thursday

Tyress Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison in LA on Thursday

Tyress was 19 at the time of the 2018 series of robberies and one of four to break into the homes of singer Christina Milian and athletes Yaisel Puig and Robert Woods

Tyress was 19 at the time of the 2018 series of robberies and one of four to break into the homes of singer Christina Milian and athletes Yaisel Puig and Robert Woods

Rihanna was just one of a string of high-profile celebrities handpicked by the four-member gang, who were part of a larger burglary ring targeting actors, singers, athletes and Hollywood producers.

Those involved in the break-ins, along with Williams, were Jshawne Daniels, Damaji Hall and Hall’s mother Ashle.

TMZ claims bullets were fired before their arrest on September 23, 2018.

Police believe the crew was also responsible for several other celebrity home burglaries, and said they found a list of the names and addresses of more than a dozen athletes, musicians and actors the teens planned to break into.

Captain Lillian Carranza, of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division, said at a 2018 press conference that the crew chose their victims by studying their tour and travel itineraries and checking out their social media posts.

“The burglars thought no one would be home, and the houses would contain valuables that they might be interested in,” she said.

Jshawne Daniels, Tyress Williams, Damaji Hall and Hall's mother Ashle were all taken into custody for a spate of high-profile break-ins in Los Angeles

Jshawne Daniels, Tyress Williams, Damaji Hall and Hall’s mother Ashle were all taken into custody for a spate of high-profile break-ins in Los Angeles

The teens can be seen on surveillance videos breaking into Yasiel Puig's home in Encino in 2018

The teens can be seen on surveillance videos breaking into Yasiel Puig’s home in Encino in 2018

Police said the teens would go straight to the mother's bedroom to find money and other valuables.  The suspects are pictured in Puig .'s house

Police said the teens would go straight to the mother’s bedroom to find money and other valuables. The suspects are pictured in Puig .’s house

Carranza said the teens were constantly changing their clothes and appearance to avoid getting caught. She said they would wear button-up shirts and drive luxury cars through the Los Angeles neighborhoods where celebrities lived.

She said the teens described their method of targeting homes as “streaming.”

“They flock like birds to the areas where the rich and famous lived,” Carranza said.

When they found their potential target home, Carranza said they would transfer to a larger vehicle, change clothes, and then commit the break-in.

“Once a potential target home was selected, a larger vehicle would be used to give the suspects a chance to don more comfortable clothing and hoodies to avoid being recognized and carrying the stolen goods away,” Carranza said.

She said one teen would knock on the front door to make sure the house was empty while the other two teens broke in through a window or door. The suspects would go to the master bedroom where she said they would steal money, watches, firearms, jewelry and anything else they could carry.

The teens searched and broke into Yasiel Puig's home in Encino.  Surveillance video caught two teens snooping through baseball star's bedroom looking for valuables

The teens searched and broke into Yasiel Puig’s home in Encino. Surveillance video caught two teens snooping through baseball star’s bedroom looking for valuables

The same crew was responsible for breaking into Christina Milian's home and the home of Ram's wide receiver Robert Woods.

The suspects were arrested after breaking into the home of Rams wide receiver Robert Woods

The same crew was responsible for breaking into Christina Milian’s home and the home of Ram’s wide receiver Robert Woods.

The break-ins would be done quickly and the suspects would leave the homes within minutes before the alarm company could alert the homeowner.

Carranza said the teens searched and broke into Yasiel Puig’s Encino home. Surveillance videos show two teenagers snooping through the baseball star’s bedroom looking for valuables.

Police said they dragged a safe down the stairs and caused $10,000 in damage. Puig was playing a game at Dodger Stadium when his house was broken into. It was reportedly the fourth time his house had been broken into.

Days after the Puig robbery, police believe the crew robbed Woods’ Woodland Hills home while the athlete was away from a game at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

The suspects were caught after being stopped in an unrelated traffic incident. Police arrested them after finding a firearm and what appeared to be stolen goods in the vehicle.

A search warrant of their home revealed more than $50,000 in cash, plus watches, jewelry and designer purses.

The LAPD said they found a list of other potential targets, including Viola Davis, Matt Damon and LeBron James.

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