According to police, the woman began wrapping Christmas presents under the tree.
NEW YORK — A woman broke into actor Robert De Niro’s Upper East Side townhouse early Monday morning and began wrapping Christmas presents under the tree, according to police.
Shanice Aviles, 30, was arrested for burglary after she was spotted entering De Niro’s home at 2:45 a.m
Police pursued Aviles because she was wanted in connection with six other burglaries. Police sources described her as a recidivist who was only arrested on December 8.
Early in the morning, police saw her entering the townhouse. When she failed to come out, police entered the home and saw her pulling presents from under the Christmas tree and putting them in a bag.
De Niro heard the commotion and came down the stairs.
Police didn’t know it was his house until he showed up. According to police, there was no interaction between the actor and the thief.
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