Woman arrested after ‘snatching presents from Robert De Niro’s Christmas tree’ in early morning raid
woman has been arrested after attempting to steal presents from Robert De Niro’s home in New York, police said.
Officers said they had been tracking the alleged serial burglar amid a string of raids and saw her burst into the actor’s Upper East Side townhouse.
She is accused of snatching presents from underneath the acclaimed actor’s Christmas tree around 2.45am on Monday .
The star, known for his roles in Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, was at home at the time of the burglary, according to reports, but only came downstairs amid a commotion as police swooped in.
New York Police Department officers said they had arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of burglary.
She was in custody on Monday and was due to appear at court later for charges to be formally charged.
A spokesperson for the 79-year-old actor said he wouldn’t be making statements 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 townhome had signs of forced entry, police said.
De Niro’s spokesperson said it was a temporary rental home being used by the actor.