The Real Deal New York

For-sale $90M UES mansion shot with pellets, splattered with paint

Brown Harris Stevens' Paula Del Nunzio is listing the property, once home to Lucille Roberts
January 12, 2012 04:30PM

A disgruntled former employee of the Lucille Roberts’ workout chain is suspected of vandalizing its late founder’s $90 million Upper East Side mansion and her company’s place of business, the New York Post reported, slashing it with white paint and shooting it with BB pellets.

Kirk Roberts, the company’s president and son of the late businesswoman, also received three anonymous letters of a threatening nature — one containing an unknown white powder –to the office of Lucille Roberts at 4 East 80th Street, the Post said.

The Upper East Side townhouse, originally commissioned by Frank Woolworth, shattered New York City records when it hits the market for $90 million last year, The Real Deal previously reported.

The 35-foot-wide limestone mansion, which has seven stories, 10 bedrooms, 11-and-a-half bathrooms and three kitchens, is listed with Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio.

Del Nunzio declined to comment to The Real Deal on the recent vandalism to the property and a call to Kirk Roberts was not immediately returned. [Post]