A 30-year-old woman has been arrested by the authorities after she broke into the home of Hollywood actor, Robert De Niro.
According to a spokesperson for the police, the attempted robbery happened at around 2:45am on December 19. The woman, identified as Shanice Aviles was no stranger to the law. She boasts a rap sheet with more than two dozen prior burglary arrests.
The spokesperson added that members of the 19th precinct public safety team observed the woman entering the residence through the basement door, which had visible signs of forced entry. Authorities then entered the building and found the woman “attempting to remove property.”
The Oscar winning actor and his ten-year-old daughter were asleep upstairs while the intruder was in the home. Aviles was found using Robert De Niro’s iPad when the police caught up to her.
A senior law enforcement official told the press that the public safety team had been tracking her before the incident at De Niro’s house as part of an initiative to stop the rash of burglaries in the neighborhood.