Police say a suspected serial thief was arrested while trying to steal Christmas presents from actor Robert De Niro’s New York home.
Officials tracked down the suspect in a recent series of burglaries and saw her break into the home of the Godfather and Goodfellas star around 2:45 a.m. Monday.
Inside, they found a 30-year-old woman in the living room “trying to take property” and arrested her. Police have not made her identity public.
De Niro, who was upstairs, went down to the living room when the woman was arrested.
A spokesman for the 79-year-old actor said he would make no statement about the attempted theft.
The incident happened at a townhouse on East 65th Street in Manhattan. The basement door that the woman used to enter the townhouse showed signs of being broken, police said.
A spokesman for De Niro said it was a temporary rental home being used by the actor.
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