Nightly News | February 13, 2012
>>> we learned today justice breyer of the u.s. supreme court was the victim of a robbery at knife point late last week while on vacation. our is very 'tis correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court tonight with more on this. pete, good evening.
>> reporter: brian, we found out today this happened last thursday while justice breyer was vacationing with his wife and some friends in the caribbean. he owns a house on the island of nevis in the west indies . according to a spokesman last thursday night about 9:00, a man with a machete broke in and stole about $1,000 in cash from justice breyer , his wife and their house guests . justice breyer who is 73 was not hurt, and either were any of the others. the man ran away. local authorities have no suspect. they say this was part of a string of recent robberies there the justices are no strangers to this kind of crime. in 2004 , david souter on the court was mugged while jogging near his home here in washington. in 1996 ruth bader ginsburg 's purse was snapped walking home from the kennedy center .
>> pete williams , thanks.