Venus Williams is the latest celebrity to become the victim of a major robbery AP Photo/Andy Wong
Venus Williams of the United States pauses as she plays Li Na of China during their Women's singles quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Venus Williams was the victim of a robbery when thieves reportedly broke into her Florida home.

According to TMZ, robbers busted in somewhere between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 when she was competing at the U.S. Open and took off with 16 designer bags worth up to $400,000. Sources told the tabloid that some of the bags were designed by Hermes, which sells Birkin bags that retail between $12,000 and $200,000.

The robbers also took off with some of her personal photos and jewelry.

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Williams was in the news over the summer after she was involved in a car crash that left one man dead and his wife severely injured. Williams was found at fault in the accident though police said she did not break the law.

“After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located,” the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said in July. “Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal.”

The tennis star spent this past week celebrating her sister, Serena Williams’, wedding to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. The couple tied the knot in front of several high-profile Hollywood hot shots including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, tennis champion Carolina Wozniacki, Eva Longoria and Kelly Rowland at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Centre.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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