Eliza Dushku: Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress robbed by muggers in Halloween costumes at Comic Con

The actress played Faith in the TV series - the one-time love interest of Xander, played by Nicholas Brendon, who was arrested last month

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Eliza Dushku’s plans to celebrate Halloween at Rhode Island Comic Con were truly spoiled after she found herself the victim of a robbery.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress, who starred as Faith opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the horror series, claims she was mugged by two thieves in Halloween costumes.

The robbers stole her Louis Vuitton handbag – a gift, she says, from Sharon Osbourne – as she checked into the Omni Hotel on Saturday evening.

She took to Twitter to ask hotel guests for help in tracking down the perpetrators, one of whom was dressed as Julius Caesar, she said.

The thieves were later identified by the police after they reviewed a CCTV video.

They arrested Scott Pryor, 27, and are still searching for a Jamie Lange, 30.

Dushku’s luggage was found and returned to her:

The robbery marks the second Buffy-related legal incident to happen to a former star of the show at a Comic Con event.

Nicholas Brendon, who played Faith's one-time love interest Xander in the series, was arrested on 17 October as he attended the Tree City event in Idaho.

He was charged with misdemeanor offenses "malicious injury to property and resisting police arrest".

Officers were called to his hotel lobby, where it was claimed that he smashed a decorative dish.

They alleged that the 43-year-old actor was under the influence of alcohol at the time.