Dunst's Manhattan hotel suite burglarized


NEW YORK -- A $13,000 handbag and other items were snatched from "Spider-Man" star Kirsten Dunst's penthouse suite at a posh Manhattan hotel this month, according to court records.

Thieves slipped into the actress' rooms at the SoHo Grand Hotel on Aug. 9, court records show. Dunst, who was in town to shoot scenes for a forthcoming film called "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People," had left early that morning, according to the records.

Darting into the suite through an open door, the thieves grabbed designer bags, $2,500 in cash, credit and ID cards, two digital cameras, a cell phone and an iPod, court records show. A surveillance camera captured the burglars leaving the hotel with the items.

One suspect, Jarrod Beinerman, 33, was being held on $50,000 bond after being arraigned in a Manhattan court Wednesday on burglary and grand larceny charges. He had been arrested after going to a Brooklyn court for an unrelated case Tuesday.

Beinerman's lawyer told a judge that the surveillance camera showed his client wasn't carrying anything in his hands when he left the SoHo Grand. The lawyer, James Kirschner, said Beinerman had heard a movie was being filmed at the hotel and "went there to check out what was going on."

Authorities have since recovered credit cards, IDs and the cell phone.

A Dunst spokesman and a SoHo Grand manager did not return telephone messages left at their offices early Friday.

Dunst has starred as the superhero's love interest in all three films in the hit "Spider-Man" series. She also played the title role in director Sofia Coppola's 2006 take on the life of Marie Antoinette, among other film roles. People magazine named her one of the world's 50 most beautiful people in 2002.