Silver stolen from home on Mountainbrook Court in Green Island Hills neighborhood

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comJune 30, 2013 

Columbus police are investigating the theft of several silver items from a home on Mountainbrook Court in the Green Island Hills neighborhood.

Four homes in the upscale neighborhood were robbed of silver items in late April and early May.

Police will be looking to see if there is any connection between the most recent theft and ones almost two months ago.

According to the police report, the Mountainbrook Court burglary happened sometime between 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A description of items taken and their value was not in the police report.

The thief entered and exited through a rear window on the east side of the house.

According to police, in the three spring burglaries on Green Island Drive and the one on Waterford Road, the thief entered the home by taking out a window panel or section from a door, preventing any alarm from sounding.

Those thefts appeared to be similar to ones in metro Atlanta including at least five in the Buckhead area.

An Atlanta police detective told the Ledger-Enquirer in May that he is almost certain the Columbus burglaries were done by the thief who committed the heists in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Police Department has been searching for the thief since homes were first hit in April 2011.

In the spring Columbus thefts, more than $101,000 worth of silver was stolen.

Items taken included sterling pitchers, mint julep cups, goblets, spoons, fork, bowls and plates.

Many were family heirlooms.

At the time of those thefts, Columbus policed said they were aware of Blane David Nordahl, a notorious cat burglar. The crimes were similar to ones Nordahl had committed in the past.

While Nordahl was not named a suspect in four break-ins at Green Island Hills, his name was circulated to Green Island residents.

Nordahl has been dubbed the "Burglar to the Stars" with Ivana Trump, Curt Gowdy and Bruce Springsteen among his victims, according to his Wikipedia page.

He was described as a skilled burglar who targets homes of wealthy families across the East Coast and has a penchant for taking antique silver.

Anyone with information should contact Columbus police.


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