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Woman arrested after breaking into Robert De Niro’s home, trying to steal Christmas presents: report – National


It’s not just the Grinch trying to steal Christmas.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning when she was caught trying to steal Christmas presents under Robert De Niro’s tree in his Manhattan townhouse, local police reported. ta.

According to the Associated Press, officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) discovered the woman in De Niro’s living room “trying to take property” around 2:45 a.m.

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The New York Times identified the woman as Shanice Aviles. The outlet reported that Aviles was seen entering De Niro’s rental home on the Upper East Side through a basement door, where there were clear signs of a break-in.

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She was arrested at the scene. A journalist for De Niro, 79, confirmed the break-in, but did not comment publicly.

ABC7 claims Aviles – who was described by the store as a “prolific” thief – was tracked down by police after she was found trying to open doors to various buildings in De Niro’s neighborhood.

Police are said to have tracked Aviles into De Niro’s home after they discovered the basement door was still open but do not know the whereabouts of the actor. Police claim Aviles was found taking things from the house and putting it in a bag.

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Aviles is currently in police custody with charges still pending.

The reported details of the alleged theft are mixed.

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ABC7 claims there was no interaction between Aviles and De Niro, but the Associated Press reported De Niro woke up after Aviles’ arrest and went downstairs.

NBC New York alleges that police discovered Aviles was using De Niro’s iPad after breaking in, not stealing Christmas presents. The outlet also claims De Niro is expected to press charges against Aviles.

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Despite that, De Niro’s rep said the actor would not speak publicly about the break-in.

De Niro is one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. He is a two-time Oscar winner who has garnered critical acclaim for his 1974 performance in The Godfather Part II and his role in the 1980 movie Crazy Cow.

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