Lindsay Lohan is now formally a suspect in the theft of $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
As TMZ first reported, Lindsay was at the Hollywood Hills home of Sam Magid
a week ago when Sam called the LAPD and reported a jewelry theft.
We're told Lindsay has been at the house frequently, including at an
all-night house party a week ago Sunday.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Lindsay and her assistant Gavin Doyle are both suspects in the theft.
here's the twist ... We're told Sam has recanted his story and now says
nothing was stolen. But our sources say cops are not closing out the
investigation because they believe they have independent witnesses who
can finger Lindsay and Gavin as the thieves.
Sources tell us ...
LAPD detectives contacted the lawyer for Lindsay and Gavin today, asking
for an interview with the two suspects but the lawyer rejected the
It's unclear why Sam -- who is insanely wealthy -- suddenly changed his tune.
final thing ... This is really bad news for Lindsay, because she's on
probation for the theft case involving the necklace at a Venice jewelry
store. She could go to jail if she violates probation by stealing more