Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Burglars Steal $400,000 From Venus Williams’ Florida Home

Burglars Steal $400,000 From Venus Williams’ Florida Home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open.

Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday about the burglary, which happened between Sept. 1 and 5. Police redacted details of what was stolen. The burglary was first reported by WPEC-TV.

Venus Williams

In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams answers questions at a press conference following her loss to sister Serena in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Williams’ cellphone will be turned over to attorneys representing the family of a 78-year-old Florida man who died after a June car crash with the tennis star. The Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday that an agreement for the records was reached prior to a court hearing in a lawsuit filed against Williams. Jerome Barson’s family sought the records to find out if Williams was on the phone and distracted just prior to the crash. Photo: AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File.

In June, Williams was involved in a traffic accident near her home that killed a passenger in the other car. The crash remains under investigation. Palm Beach Gardens police did not release information about the accident until the website TMZ reported it three weeks later.

Maj. Eduardo Guillen said it is not the department’s practice to issue news releases about major crimes and fatal traffic accidents, something other departments do routinely.

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