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Burglar Steals $1M Worth of Items from Closet of Texas Home

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    James Nielsen/ Houston Chronicle
    A burglar took up to $1 million in designer bags, jewelry and furs from the 3,000-square-foot closet of a suburban Houston woman. (Photo courtesy: James Nielsen/ Houston Chronicle)

    A burglar has taken up to $1 million in designer bags, jewelry and furs from the 3,000-square-foot closet of a suburban Houston woman who uses the room for charity fundraisers.

    Theresa Roemer says she and Montgomery County sheriff's deputies believe recent TV and magazine publicity about her closet attracted the burglar Friday night to her home in The Woodlands.
    Roemer tells the Houston Chronicle she and her husband forgot to set an alarm before they went out Friday.  The theft has been captured on a video given to authorities.
    The intruder, wearing a jump suit and a hoodie, broke in through a bathroom window. The video shows he made four trips over 40 minutes, filling designer luggage with loot.
    Detectives on Saturday were collecting fingerprints and DNA evidence.