The thief who allegedly stole actress Lily Collins’ “exceptionally rare” wedding rings and credit cards has been identified by investigators.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Andreea Catalina Rosca, who allegedly stole the “Emily in Paris” star’s belongings from a spa at a luxury Los Angeles hotel in May.
The LA County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in capturing the suspect, who has ties to Romanian organized theft groups, police say.
Rosca allegedly stole the actress’ engagement ring, wedding ring, electronics and credit cards, and used stolen information to create fake IDs and purchase more than ,000 worth of jewelry.
Lily Collins, 34, was left devastated in May after her ‘exceptionally rare’ engagement ring was stolen from a luxury spa in Los Angeles
Andreea Catalina Rosca is wanted by police in connection with the theft and is said to have links to Romanian organized crime
An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect, who allegedly used the alias Nicole Morri
Rosca is accused of forging a new identity through her criminal activities using a Washington State ID card, creating a fake ID under the name “Nicole Morri.”
Anyone with information about Rosca is urged to contact the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Office; she is described as a white adult, approximately 34 years old, 6 feet tall, 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Her alleged ties to Romanian organized crime have seen her travel across the United States to target unsuspecting victims, with Collins becoming one after taking a luxury spa trip in the spring.
Collins, 34, was enjoying a relaxing day in West Hollywood when she put her valuables in storage at the hotel spa.
When the star returned, she found her belongings had been swiped, but there was no sign of forced entry.
The actress had her engagement ring, estimated to cost more than $65,000, stolen from a luxury LA hotel
The theft occurred in May at the West Hollywood EDITION Hotel on Sunset Boulevard
The initial investigation into the spa theft found no signs of forced entry, with Collins losing a number of valuables including credit cards and electronics.
Collins revealed the ring was specially designed and an appraiser described it as ‘exceptionally rare’
The ‘Emily in Paris’ star said the valuable gemstone was ‘exactly what she wanted’
Collins previously opened up about her heartbreak when she lost her precious engagement ring, revealing it was custom designed by her husband, filmmaker Charlie McDowell.
Speaking on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Lily revealed: ‘It’s a rose cut diamond. Charlie designed it together with Irene (Irene Neuwirth Jewellery).
Collins and McDowell got engaged in September 2020 and tied the knot the following year.
Bonnie Dudeney, a private jeweler, gave her expert opinion on the gem to HELLO! Online: ‘This looks like a very nice rose cut diamond and probably weighs between 2 and 3 carats.
‘This style of diamond always appears larger because it is cut flatter than traditional modern diamonds. It has a beautiful ‘pale pink’ color and is exceptionally rare.
‘Although it’s difficult to put a value on it, it would certainly fetch a retail price in excess of £65,000.’
Collins got engaged to filmmaker Charlie McDowell – who designed the ring with a jeweler – in September 2020 and the couple tied the knot the following year.
Benjamin Ackerman, 37, looked downcast as he was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years in prison for a string of high-profile burglaries
Collins is one of several A-list celebrities who have been targeted by thieves in recent years. A Los Angeles man was sentenced this week to 31 years in prison for a series of robberies in Hollywood.
Benjamin Ackerman, 37, was convicted Wednesday of masterminding burglaries among the rich and famous by posing as a real estate agent.
He was framed for his role in stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry, designer bags, shoes and artwork from celebrity victims including Usher and Adam Lampert.
Over a period of nearly two years, from December 2016 to July 2018, at least .
5 million was taken from homes – with one Beverly Hills home losing 150 luxury items, totaling .
5 million in a single raid .