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Nassau deputies capture notorious cat burglar

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Updated: 8/26/2013 7:15 pm
YULEE, Fla. -- The Nassau County Sheriff's Office captured one of the nation's most notorious cat burglar's Monday morning in Hilliard.

Blane David Nordahl, 51, of Jacksonville, was arrested on two warrants out of Atlanta, after he showed up at the Canterberry Apartments in Hilliard to meet his girlfriend's daughter. After a foot pursuit, he was arrested and booked with no bond.

The warrants were for "burglary with intent to commit a first-degree felony" and "conspiracy to commit a felony.

Nordahl, known as "The Silver Thief" and "Burglar to the Stars," made his living pilfering expensive silver items from homes across the East Coast. He is believed to have netted $3 million in around 150 burglaries.

Police say he has been caught numerous times and served an eight-year sentence after being convicted of stealing $50,000 worth of silver cutlery from the home of Ivana Trump. Other notables he stole from were Sportscaster Curt Gowdy and Musician/Singer Bruce Springsteen.

Police say Nordahl would steal an average of around $20,000 worth of silver in a single burglary.

"Nordahl mainly stole silver because it is usually kept in the kitchen and dining areas, which made it easier to take and not disturb anyone in the home" said sheriff Bill Leeper.
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nativejax - 8/27/2013 9:16 AM
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Can we say,'klepto'? What a sorry way to make a living.
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