Kirsten Dunst and her kittenteeth suffered a robbery at the hands of two cunning robbers who broke into her suite at NYC’s SoHo Grand Hotel and walked off with some swag. The incident occurred earlier this month after Kirsten and her assistant left the room to film scenes for her new film “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.”
Security cameras caught the two men walking away with a $13,000 Balenciaga bag, a couple wallets, an iPod, some cash, and a few cameras.
Cops, aided by hotel surveillance video, busted one suspect Tuesday as he left Brooklyn Supreme Court, where he was facing pending heroin-sale charges.
Jarrod Beinerman, 33, of Brooklyn, was being held on $50,000 bond after his arraignment Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court on burglary and grand-larceny charges. Cops are searching for Beinerman’s alleged accomplice, whose name they know.
Beinerman has a long criminal record, including two federal drug convictions in the late 1990s related to his role in a cocaine-distribution ring and to subsequently possessing narcotics in prison.
His latest alleged caper began Aug. 9, when Dunst lefther penthouse suite at 4:48 a.m., court records indicate. Within minutes, Beinerman was spotted by surveillance cameras entering the hotel at 310 West Broadway, according to records. A source said he was accompanied by his accomplice.
Beinerman took a guest elevator to the floor below Dunst’s suite and then took a freight elevator up to the penthouse level.
There, Beinerman allegedly walked through an open door into the penthouse and stole items belonging to Dunst and her companions, including $2,500, a Marc Jacobs purse, wallets containing IDs and credit cards, several bags - including one by Balenciaga - two digital cameras, a cellphone and an iPod, records state.
Beinerman and his accomplice were caught again on video exiting the hotel with the loot, according to a criminal complaint. The theft was discovered about an 1½ hours later.
At Beinerman’s arraignment Wednesday, his lawyer, James Kirschner, told a judge: “He tells me they were filming a movie that day [at the hotel]. That’s why he was there. He went there to check out what was going on.” Kirschner also told the judge that surveillance footage showed Beinerman holding nothing in his hands when he left the hotel.
Beinerman’s personal MySpace page showed he last logged onto the site Monday - the day before his bust. His “mood” setting on the page indicated he was “worried.”
The page also features the quote, “Learn from your mistakes and grow from misfortune,” along with photos of stacks of $20 bills, and plays the 50 Cent song “I Get Money” for visitors.
Dear Kirsten Dunst: lock the door to your hotel room when you leave, genius.