BRUNSWICK, GA. | “Burglar to the Stars” Blane David Nordahl pleaded responsible Tuesday to a 2013 silver theft on St. Simons Island and was sentenced to eleven years in jail and 9 years probation until he leaves Georgia, the district lawyer stated.
The fifty five-yr-0ld Nordahl pleaded to a cost of housebreaking within the first diploma within the theft of a giant amount of silver from a residence in a gated group on St. Simons Island.
Courtroom data present that Nordahl stole silver from the St. Simons Island residence of Invoice Jones III. District Lawyer Jackie Johnson stated that FBI brokers intercepted a FedEx cargo that included a singular silver appeal bracelet that was taken within the housebreaking which Jones and his spouse might determine.
The Joneses received again little or no of their property, Johnson advised the Occasions-Union.
Superior Courtroom Decide Anthony Harrison sentenced Nordahl as a repeat offender underneath the state recidivist statute which would require him to serve the sentence with out parole. Harrison stated the 9-yr probation might be suspended if Nordahl leaves Georgia.
Nordahl was named “Burglar to the Stars” due to his victims who included Ivana Trump, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Spielberg amongst others.He stole stole one hundred twenty items of silver salt and pepper shakers from Trump.
A New Yorker journal story stated Nordahl was a highschool dropout who joined the Navy solely to be discharged for desertion.
The New Yorker stated Nordahl dedicated his first housebreaking in 1983. He began out as a part of a band however determined to work solo, and, as a result of he was barely 5 ft tall, his measurement made it straightforward for him to get into tight locations and miss detection by alarms.
He stole solely excessive finish silver and studied makers’ marks and different figuring out traits to make sure he took solely the most effective. Among the many gadgets he took have been a stein that belonged to King George II and a silver set that Paul Revere made.
A few of the silver, he broke into items and bought it to smelters for soften worth, a New York Occasions article stated.
In 1997, he admitted to one hundred forty four burglaries, however he wasn’t almost completed.
Glynn County has been able to prosecute Nordahl for a very long time, however he was being held within the Fulton County jail on a warrant charging him with a housebreaking in Atlanta.
It took years to resolve that case and, as soon as Nordahl was within the Georgia jail system, he was delivered to Glynn County to face fees, Johnson stated.
Johnson stated her workplace needed to…