News & Opinion | May 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Massive Gun Seizure at LA Mansion Linked to Getty Family

Real estate mogul involved with the Getty family is listed as the owner of the Holmby Hills residence

A huge collection of weapons were seized from an LA home Wednesday
A huge collection of weapons were seized from an LA home Wednesday
CBS LOS ANGELES

The Getty family may be connected to a massive cache of weapons that were seized from a Los Angeles mansion earlier this week.

LA real estate mogul Cynthia Beck has been named as the resident of the Holmby Hills home where authorities confiscated more than 1,000 guns on Wednesday, CBS News reported. Beck reportedly has three daughters with Gordon Getty, son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.

Authorities raided the residence after receiving an anonymous tip, CBS Los Angeles reported. Girard Damien Saenz was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing, distributing, transporting or selling assault weapons and held on $50,000 bail.

Court records obtained by the Los Angeles Times identify Saenz as Beck’s longtime companion, who is also listed as a household member for several other residences connected to Beck. The Times reported Beck has owned the property since 2001. Beck reportedly declined the outlet’s request for comment and, according to CBS, it remains unclear what connection, if any, she has to the allegations against Saenz.

The upscale neighborhood houses many high-profile celebrity residences, including a mansion owned by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, according to the Times.

An ongoing investigation between the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was confirmed by CBS Los Angeles.

“This is a big stash,” LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez reportedly told media at the scene, where authorities unearthed thousands of rounds of ammo along with the massive store of weapons. “It’s beyond comprehension that somebody can have so many weapons in a residence like this, in a neighborhood like this.”

Ginger Colbrun, ATF spokeswoman, reportedly said authorities “have no reason to believe the public is in any danger” at this time.

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