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Lakers' training facility security guard accused of stealing Lakers title rings

Friday, December 13, 2013
Eddie Monterroso, 23, of Inglewood was arrested for grand theft and burglary Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 after allegedly stealing two NBA championship rings and $20,000 in gift cards from the Los Angeles Lakers training facility in El Segundo.

Eddie Monterroso, 23, of Inglewood was arrested for grand theft and burglary Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 after allegedly stealing two NBA championship rings and $20,000 in gift cards from the Los Angeles Lakers' training facility in El Segundo. (KABC Photo)

A security guard at the Los Angeles Lakers' training facility in El Segundo is accused of stealing from the very place he was being paid to protect.

Police say Eddie Monterroso, 23, is suspected of stealing two NBA championship rings and other items from the facility, including $20,000 in gift cards.

El Seguno police began investigating the theft Dec. 5 and arrested Monterroso outside the practice facility on Tuesday.

Authorities say they found the rings from the 2009 and 2010 seasons and other incriminating evidence at Monterroso's home in Inglewood.

Monterroso was booked on grand theft and burglary charges.

He has since pleaded not guilty.

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