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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Justice Breyer’s Georgetown home hit by burglar


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Updated 7:45 p.m.

It’s been an unpleasant couple of months for Stephen Breyer. In February, the Supreme Court justice was robbed at his Caribbean vacation house by a man wielding a machete. And more recently, we’ve learned, he suffered a burglary at his Georgetown home.

A housekeeper discovered the break-in May 4. No one was home when it happened, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg confirmed to our colleague Robert Barnes. According to a police report, the burglar appears to have entered by breaking a pane of glass near the front door; a pair of $500 silver candlesticks and a 100-piece set of silver valued at $2,500 were taken. Arberg confirmed that no material from the court was missing. Gwyndolyn Crump, a spokeswoman for the D.C. police, said the investigation remains open.

In the February robbery, the jurist and wife Joanna were vacationing on the island of Nevis when a stranger cut through their screen door and demanded money, according to a detailed account in the L.A. Times. The thief took about $1,000 in cash from the couple and two guests. No one was injured. According to published reports, a 28-year-old local gardener later turned himself into police but was released on bail.



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