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Police investigating $400,000 burglary at home of Venus Williams

Police are investigating a $400,000 burglary at the home of Venus Williams in Palm Beach Gardens. (MGN)

Palm Beach Gardens Police are investigating a burglary at the home of tennis star Venus Williams.

According to a report obtained by CBS12 News reporter Michael Buczyner, Williams lost $400,000 in property. The stolen property is listed on the report, but it's redacted.

Police received a report of the burglary on Sept. 5. According to the report, her home was last secured on Sept. 1.

Williams was playing in the U.S. Open in New York at the time of the burglary. On Sept. 7, she lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Sloane Stephens in 3 sets.

Williams gave a deposition just last week in a wrongful death lawsuit. She got into crash on June 9 while leaving the same subdivision. The passenger in the other car, 78-year-old Jerome Barson, died about two weeks after the crash. Barson's widow sued. The family attorney claimed they had the green light at the time of the crash and Williams was driving too fast. Her attorney claimed she suddenly had to stop to avoid colliding with another car that had turned left in front of her. Police, weeks after the crash, said Williams "lawfully entered the intersection."

A side note. Her sister Serena is getting married in New Orleans Thursday night in a $1 million ceremony.


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