People apparently like to steal things from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Breyer's Georgetown house was burglarized earlier this month. The thieves reportedly broke a pane of glass near the front door, entered the residence and made off with a pair of $500 silver candlesticks and a 100-piece set of silver worth around $2,500. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg told the Post that nobody had been home at the time of the incident, which a housekeeper reported on May 4.
The unfortunate ordeal is the second time Breyer, 73, has been a victim of theft this year, though this latest event was likely less frightening than the first. During a February trip to his family's vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Breyer, his wife and their house guests were robbed by a machete-wielding intruder who took about $1,000 in cash. Nobody was hurt in that incident.