Police in New York City are investigating after a woman broke into Robert De Niro’s home early Monday morning and tried to steal multiple presents from under his Christmas tree, multiple outlets are reporting.
A NYPD police spokesperson told USA TODAY the incident took place at a home on East 65th Street in the Upper East Side about 2:45 a.m.
At the home, the spokesperson said, members of the department’s 19th Precinct, observed a woman “known from numerous burglary arrests” enter the residence.
The woman, the spokesperson said, entered the home through a basement door which had visible signs of forced entry.
When officers entered the home they found a woman inside “attempting to remove property.”
The woman was arrested without incident, police reported Monday, and charges were pending in the case.
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Police did not confirm to USA TODAY the identity of the woman, what she was attempting to steal, nor who the home belonged to.
A representative for De Niro acknowledged the incident, but did not provide further information.
“We are not making any statement at this time regarding the robbery at the temporary rental home of Robert De Niro,” Stan Rosenfield, a spokesperson for the actor, told USA TODAY.
According to local ABC 7, police were following the woman because she was wanted in connection with six other burglaries.
The outlet reported he was home when the woman broke in and came downstairs to discover her “bagging up Christmas presents under the tree.”
Police said more information about the case was expected to be released later on Monday and that the burglary remained under investigation.
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