Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's home in Montecito, California, broke in on July 4, the Santa Barbara County's sheriff's office said Thursday.
"The residence appears to have been targeted due to the victim's celebrity status," the authorities said in a press release. Items from the couple's residence included "high quality jewelry and watches".
It is not immediately known whether DeGeneres and de Rossi were at home at the time of the break-in.
Law enforcement officials say that forensics "conduct a comprehensive and ongoing investigation." In addition, the Santa Barbara County's sheriff's office said it was in contact with other authorities to "determine whether this was related to recent celebrity burglaries."
The television personality and the real estate portfolio of the star "Arrested Development" in Montecito are well documented.
In 2019, DeGeneres bought a $ 27 million mansion in the star-studded coastal community. In June of this year, she sold her and de Rossi's historic property in Montecito, according to Variety, for more than $ 6 million to none other than Ariana Grande.
E! The news has asked star representatives to comment, but has not yet received a response.