On Monday, serial thieves broke into Robert De Niro’s Manhattan apartment and attempted to steal Christmas presents from his home. The holiday season is here, Christmas is around the corner and people are finding the perfect gift for their loved ones.
Kids are waiting for Santa Claus to get their gifts on this occasion, but it looks like Santa came early this year and went straight to Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro’s house! However, this mysterious Santa did not come to deliver the gifts but took them away from the actor’s house.
For those who don’t know, Robert De Niro is said to be one of the greatest actors of all time and is known for his frequent collaborations with one of the greatest directors, Martin Scorsese. On Monday morning, a serial thief broke into his Manhattan apartment and stole items from under the Christmas tree.
According to a report by the Economic Times, the thief, Shanice Aviles, a 30-year-old woman, also known as the “Known Thief,” stole the stairwell leading to Robert De Niro’s Upper East Side apartment. According to reports, police officers saw the woman entering the basement of the building at 2.45 am and there were signs of forced entry.
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department said they were trying to remove property from the woman’s room. They also claimed that they saw her bagging the presents under the tree. A police spokesman revealed that the suspect was known to the NYPD for ‘numerous burglary arrests’.
They added, “The woman was taken into custody without incident with charges pending. The investigation is ongoing.” Reports state that Robert De Niro was engaged upstairs on his iPad when he heard the commotion downstairs and that his daughter was in the apartment in his bedroom at the time of the attempted burglary.
He was in his bathrobe when he came downstairs and, luckily, they were unharmed.