Actor Willem Dafoe has made an easy $1.2 million (£750,000) profit after selling off his old New York City apartment at a significant mark-up. The Spider-Man star and his actress wife Giada Colagrande originally bought the West Village home for $1.6 million (£1 million) in 2005, but they recently managed to offload the two bedroom, two bathroom pad in an historic townhouse for $2.8 million (£1.75 million), reports the New York Daily News.
The couple moved out of the apartment earlier this year (14) after purchasing a $3.87 million (£2.4 million) penthouse nearby.
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.