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January 29, 2013: Suspected Burglar Charged with Breaking Into Actor’s Home

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A 20-year-old Hollywood man was charged today with breaking into the Studio City home of actor Taye Diggs, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Hassan Omar Juma (dob 11-9-92) is scheduled to be arraigned after 1:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Superior Court, Van Nuys, Department 100. He was charged in case LA073175 with one felony count of first degree burglary with a person present, said Deputy District Attorney Ronda Brody.

After returning home Sunday from the Screen Actor Guild Awards, the “Private Practice” star discovered a man in the garage, chased him down and detained him until police arrived. LAPD arrested Juma. Prosecutors will ask his bail be set at $50,000.

If convicted, he faces up to six years in state prison.