VIDEO: Hollywood Thief Apologizes For "Bling Ring" Burglaries

Feb. 3 2010, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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Nick Prugo, a member of the so-called “Bling Ring”, the Hollywood burglary ring that targeted stars such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom, told Good Morning America Wednesday that he's "trying to take responsibility for my part, and just let the world know and the victims know I'm sorry."

Prugo –who appeared to be smiling throughout the interview -said peer pressure was the reasons he participated in the theft ring, which spanned from 2008 until 2009 and netted the five teen robbers millions in cash, clothes, jewelry and art.

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"There was a definite thrill to it," Prugo, 18, said. "I don't think any of us realized how severe it was until we actually got caught. It didn't seem as bad as it was ... now that I look back I realize how serious it was -- looking back, it scares me to death.

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"It didn't just come together overnight," he said. "This was built up over years, well, a year and a half -- it escalated into homes and then celebrities' homes and it became very big, very fast."

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Also arrested last October in connection with the thefts were alleged ringleader Rachel Lee, 18; Courtney Ames, 18; Alexis Neiers, 18; and Diana Tamayo, 19.

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