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Justice Breyer Is Crime Victim Once Again; This Time Burglar Nabbed Silver Items


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Justice Stephen G. Breyer has been victimized by criminals for two months in a row.

In the latest incident, Breyer’s Washington, D.C., home was burglarized, according to the Washington Post blog the Reliable Source. The burglar made off with a pair of $500 silver candlesticks and a silver set valued at $2,500, the story says. A housekeeper reported the crime when she arrived at the house on May 4.

In February, a machete-wielding robber interrupted a bridge game at Breyer’s home on the Caribbean island of Nevis, stealing about $1,000 from the justice, his wife and two others. A suspect turned himself in to police after seeing his photo in media coverage.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the burglar in the latest incident did not take any court materials. CNN, Reuters, the New York Times and Bloomberg picked up the story after the Reliable Source broke the news.

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