Supreme Court Justice Robbed at Knifepoint

February 13, 2012 Updated: July 16, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and his wife were robbed by a machete-wielding, masked assailant at his vacation home in the West Indies, according to media reports.

A spokesperson for the court, Kathy Arberg, said the 73-year-old Breyer, his wife, and others visiting him were not injured in the incident, which occurred last week, reported The Washington Post.

Arberg added that the robbery was reported to local authorities on Nevis—an island with a population of around 12,000, located around 200 miles southeast of Puerto Rico, and is where Breyer’s home is located, according to the newspaper.

The man stole around $1,200 from their home and left soon after, reported the St. Kitts-Nevis Observer.

The Observer said the FBI is currently on the island and is investigating the robbery. Assistant Commissioner of Police Robert Liburd told the publication that officials are “vigorously” investigating the robbery.

The Supreme Court is on its regular break in February and is scheduled to convene again on Feb. 21.

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