A woman broke into Robert De Niro’s home and tried to steal his Christmas presents

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Robert De Niro had a tremendous upset in the days before Christmas: a woman entered her house and tried to steal the presents she had left under the tree.

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It happened on the Upper East Side, in Manhattan, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the United States. It was 2:45 am local time.

What is striking is that while the woman was on the ground floor of her home, the actor came downstairs in a dressing gown and saw her in the midst of a criminal act. The woman was arrested by officers patrolling the neighborhood.

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Police officers guarding the scene saw the 30-year-old woman enter Niro’s residence, a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesman said. The agents entered and “found the woman inside the room” in full “theft attempt”, added the spokesman.

ABC News quoted law enforcement sources as saying so the woman was putting the presents under the Christmas tree into a bag. NBC News reported that De Niro went downstairs after hearing noises and was not injured.

The DPNY spokesperson told AFP in an emailed statement that the woman is known to have “several arrests for robbery”.

“The woman was taken into custody without incident with pending charges. An investigation is ongoing,” the spokeswoman said.

De Niro, born and raised in Manhattan, is considered one of the greatest American actors of all time. He won two Academy Awards: one for Best Actor for playing middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Wild bull and another for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Godfather Part II.

De Niro’s first major series

It was recently learned that the American actor will be working on an upcoming series for Netflixthe political thriller Day zero in which he will also serve as executive producer and will mark his first time with a lead role in such a production in his long and successful career.

Although the details of the discussion are kept secret, the specialized site Variety reported it the project will have the acclaimed performer play a former president of the United States and that the political thriller genre will take place in a mini-series format.

The Netflix series will be responsible for Eric Newmannshowrunner of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, who will share the role of writer and executive producer with Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News.

The script of the miniseries also had the contribution of the journalist and author Michael SchmidtPulitzer Prize, who wrote the story of this project with Newman and Oppenheim.

De Niro had already participated in series related to the world of entertainment such as 30 rockby Tina Fey, e Additional featuresby Ricky Gervais, in which he played himself in brief cameos, as well as in the Argentinian production Anyby Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, soon to be released and in which he has a secondary role.

Source: AFP and Telam

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