Supreme Court Justice Breyer Robbed with Machete in Vacation Home

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By Setrige Crawford , Christian Post Reporter
February 14, 2012|11:05 am

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was been robbed at machete-point by an intruder in his West Indies vacation home.

Stephen Breyer, 73, wasn't hurt during the robbery of his home on the Caribbean island of Nevis, according to The Associated Press.

Breyer was accompanied by his wife, Joanna and other guests, who also escaped injury during the robbery. The burglar broke into Breyer's home around 9 p.m. Thursday and stole about $1,200 in cash, according to the St. Kitts-Nevis Observer.

He, reportedly, wielded a machete to intimidate the Breyer's and their guests, then fled after stealing the cash.

The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer reported that Nevis police were notified of the Breyers' presence on the island, but it is unclear if he received any additional police protection.

According to his most recent annual disclosures, Breyer reported that his property on Nevis is worth between $100,000 and $250,000. The justice is a regular vacationer on the island.

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Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said that the burglary has been reported to local authorities, but no arrests have been made. The U.S. Marshals Service and the Supreme Court Police are assisting local authorities in an investigation into the robbery.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in Nevis, Robert Liburd, said that police are vigorously investigating the crime. He said that his department is working around the clcok to see that Breyer's robbery investigation comes to a swift resolution. Liburd also asked the general public to come forward with any information that could help with the investigation.

Breyer is just one of the Supreme Court justices who are on a month-long recess that ends this Friday.

Supreme Court Justices have been the targets of attacks in recent years, according to AP. In 2004, Justice David Souter was assaulted by a group of young men while jogging in Washington. In 1996, Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg was mugged during a walk with her husband and daughter.

 

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