Nevis Premier Joseph Parry says he went to Breyer’s home the day after the Thursday night robbery. Parry says police are investigating although no arrests have been made. Parry also appealed for help from any witnesses or others with information about the crime in an interview Tuesday with radio station WINN 98.9.
A court spokeswoman said the 73-year-old Breyer, his wife and their guests were confronted by the machete-wielding robber. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash, and no one was hurt.
An FBI agent on the scene in Nevis is assisting local police investigating the robbery, CBS News has learned. The U.S. Marshals Service is also assisting with the investigation.
The last time a justice was the victim of a crime was in 2004, when a group of young men assaulted Justice David Souter as he jogged on a city street. Souter suffered minor injuries.
In 1996, a man snatched Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s purse while she was out walking with her husband and daughter near their home in Washington. Ginsburg was not hurt.
The justices return from a nearly month-long recess for a closed-door conference on Friday. They will next meet in public on February 21.