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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's home was burglarized earlier this month, the second time in three months that the justice has been the victim of a crime.
The high court confirmed Thursday that Breyer's Georgetown home was burglarized on May 4, with a suspect making off with about $3,000 worth of goods. No one was home at the time of the incident, however, a welcome departure from Breyer's last run-in with a criminal, when he was robbed at machete-point in the West Indies.
The Washington Post reports that while no court materials were stolen from Breyer's D.C. home, the burglar did make off with a pair of $500 silver candlesticks and a 100-piece set of silver valued at $2,500. Local police say their investigation remains open.
In February, a man armed with a machete broke into Breyer's West Indies vacation home and stole about $1,000 from the jurist, his wife and a handful of their guests. No one was hurt, and the burglar later turned himself in.