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Ellen Barkin Fumes on Twitter Over Detectives Response Time to Burglary

By Trevor Kapp | November 2, 2017 3:24pm
 Ellen Barkin at a film premiere in Los Angeles in 2016.
Ellen Barkin at a film premiere in Los Angeles in 2016.
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WEST VILLAGE — Actress Ellen Barkin came face to face with a burglar lurking on the balcony of her West Village home, law-enforcement sources said.

But what really annoyed the Bronx-born movie star was the way NYPD investigators handled the incident.

She tweeted her disappointment to the police commissioner.

"The Big Easy" star spotted the man outside her third-floor balcony near West 12th Street and Sixth Avenue around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, sources said. 

Barkin, 63, proceeded to lock the door on the suspect, leading the burglar to hop down onto a fire escape before fleeing, sources noted. 

No property appeared to have been taken, but a bag and jewelry seemed to be in a different location inside the house, sources said. 

No arrests had been made as of Thursday, and the suspect was described as weighing about 150 pounds, according to police.