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Monday, August 18, 2008

Mark Ballas and Derek Hough's Van Burglarized

Here's a thought. Don't leave your iPods, laptops, cameras, passports and wallets unattended in your car, even if it's the middle of the day.

Too bad Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas, 22, and Derek Hough, 23, did exactly that while en route to perform at a cancer charity event with their band (?) in Minneapolis on Sunday. They paid for it.

The two went into an Outback Steakhouse for a late lunch, and left their rental van in the parking lot. When they came out they realized it had been broken into; and they're stuff, stolen.

"It happened at about 4 in the afternoon,” their band manager Daniel Catullo told People. “It was all of their personal belongings — iPods, laptop computers, cameras, passports, wallets.”

Equally surprising, the duo is in a band--Almost Amy. I guess three of their other bandmates had some of their valuables stolen too. Now the group is taking to their MySpace page to plea for the return of their stuff. And they're offering a $5,000 reward.

Yeah, good luck with that.

On the bright side, "a second van carrying their guitars and performing gear was, reportedly, left untouched."

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