Willem Dafoe's home in Rome, Italy has been burgled in a co-ordinated raid in which thieves allegedly used sophisticated climbing gear to break into the penthouse apartment.
The Spider-Man star was not home at the time of the Sunday night (22May11) break-in at the home he shares with his Italian wife Giada Colagrande.
A neighbour was alerted to the burglary by the building's alarm, which was allegedly triggered after the gang lowered themselves from the roof and into Dafoe's top-floor property using ropes and mountain-climbing equipment, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.
A Rome police representative tells the publication items stolen included jewellery, but "we are waiting for the owner to return to draw up a full list".
Dafoe is currently in New Mexico filming upcoming movie Odd Thomas.