"The break-in did happen," the actress's rep tells PEOPLE. "Everyone is fine"

By Stephen M. Silverman
December 05, 2013 10:55 AM
Credit: FX

Keri Russell has felicitations for the NYPD after thieves broke into her Brooklyn Heights home while she was sleeping Wednesday morning.

“The break-in did happen,” the actress’s rep tells PEOPLE. “Everyone is fine, and Keri sends her thanks to the police.”

A laptop, jewelry said to be earrings and a purse were taken around 3 a.m. Wednesday, reports the Associated Press. Although asleep at the time, Russell, 37, awoke to hear footsteps and voices in the apartment, then she called 911.

While Russell never saw the intruders, police said afterwards that she found a window and front door open and her items missing.

Nearby, a 70-year-old neighbor awoke to find a burglar inside and called 911 with a description, according to AP. After canvassing the area, reports New York’s Daily News, police found and arrested an alleged uncle-nephew cat burglar team, as well as recovered some of Russell’s stolen property.

The men are now being investigated as possible suspects in the case.

Speaking about the police, whom she called “awesome,” the former Felicity star told the New York Post from the set of her current FX show The Americans on Wednesday afternoon: “They’re bringing my stuff back right now. When does that ever happen?”

Later, as she was carrying her youngest child outside her home, Russell told reporters “Everything’s okay” and noted, “The police were so great. … They were so fast.”

Additional reporting by JULIE JORDAN