mansion burglary was 'inside job' cops allegedly tell neighbors

Police have allegedly told residents in ' Montecito neighborhood that the recent burglary at the TV host's property was an 'inside job'.

On July 4 Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi's $27 million mansion was burglarized, with authorities saying at the time that the couple's home was targeted due to their 'celebrity status'.

And now a newsletter from the Montecito Association, which attempted to put local residents' minds at rest, has reported that the local sheriff told their executive director that the crime was an 'inside job'.

Shock: Local residents in the neighborhood where Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi live and were burglarized last month, have allegedly been told by cops that the burglary was an 'inside job'

Shock: Local residents in the neighborhood where and Portia de Rossi live and were burglarized last month, have allegedly been told by cops that the burglary was an 'inside job'

The association reassured the residents that the community did not need to worry about more robberies taking place.

The ultra exclusive enclave is home to a host of billionaires and celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande and in recent weeks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

A copy of the newsletter, emailed on August 12, was obtained by The Sun newspaper this week and reportedly reads: 'If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I'd have alerted you to be on the lookout and lock up everything.

'According to our very helpful Sheriff Lt Arnoldi, that appears to be an inside job.'

When asked for an update on the case, the sheriff's public information office told The Sun they are continuing to investigate.

The burglary took place on the 4th of July, with TMZ reporting that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office stating they believe they were, 'targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status.'

The burglary took place on the 4th of July, with TMZ reporting that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office stating they believe they were, 'targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status.'

There is no evidence that Ellen or Portia had anything to do with the robbery.  

The burglary took place on the 4th of July, with TMZ reporting that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office stating they believe they were, 'targeted due to the victim’s celebrity status.'

There was no word on the value of the stolen items taken from the home, though it is believed that 'high-value jewelry and watches' were stolen. 

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