Cops Close Lupita Nyong’o Oscars Dress Theft Case

Law enforcement shuts down investigation after Calvin Klein decides not to press charges

Last Updated: March 5, 2015 @ 11:46 PM

The case of Lupita Nyong’o‘s stolen Oscars dress has been closed. Which isn’t to say that it’s been solved.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department closed its investigation on the stolen dress, worn by “12 Years a Slave” star Nyong’o, a spokesman for the department told TheWrap Thursday.

The case was shut down after Calvin Klein, the manufacturer of the garment, decided that it didn’t want to press charges. No reason was given for Calvin Klein’s decision.

A suspect had not yet been identified in the case, the sheriff’s department spokesman said.

The dress, which was valued at $150,000 and adorned with 6,000 pearls, was lifted from Nyong’o’s room at the London West Hollywood hotel sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. last Tuesday, two days after this year’s Oscars.

The dress was found two days later back at the hotel, where it was located in a black garment bag that was hidden behind a garbage bag under a counter.

Calvin Klein has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for a comment.

Though the dress is said to be worth $150,000, according to TMZ, the dress’ thief told the site that he took two of the pearls to Los Angeles’ garment district, where they were appraised as fakes.


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