Burglars Rob $400K From Venus Williams’ Florida Home
Thieves reportedly stole approximately $400,000 worth of goods from Venus Williams’ home in Florida in September.
Venus Williams Home Burglary News
The burglary occurred between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams’ 10,000-square-foot abode while she was playing in the U.S. Open. The 37-year-old’s home is located in a gated community. Palm Beach Gardens police blacked out the nature of the stolen goods from their report, and no arrests have yet been made.
Williams and her sister Serena purchased the home — which is valued at $2.3 million — in 2000.
Venus Williams’ agent, Carlos Fleming, did not respond to an email seeking comment
In June, Venus was involved in a traffic accident near her home that killed a passenger in the other car. Police have said the accident investigation remains open, and she is being sued by the dead man’s estate. Just as in this burglary case, local authorities did not publicly disclose details of the incident until after a news outlet reported the story.
“The department is not in the business of randomly releasing information on cases. Ms. Williams is a private citizen within our community and she will be extended the same privacy all our citizens expect,” Palm Beach County police department Maj. Eduardo Guillen said in a statement.
Williams is not the first prominent athlete to have been damaged in some way. NBA guard Nick Young had around $500,000 in valuables pilfered from him when he played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Burglars also robbed $150,000 in goods from Floyd Mayweather’s home in Las Vegas. UFC fighter Ronda Rousey had her Olympic rings and guns robbed, among other things, and LeBron James had his house vandalized with a racial slur.
Venus reached the U.S. Open semifinals this year, her best finish at the event since 2010. The seven-time Grand Slam champion — who is currently ranked No. 5 in the world per the WTA — recently reached the last stage of the WTA Finals before losing to Danish star Caroline Wozniacki.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 03: Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot during her women’s singles fourth round match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on Day Seven of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)