Thief scores $1M in goods from 3,000-sq-ft Texas closet

A crook manages to keep his identity hidden, even though he's caught on camera emptying a woman's 3,000-square-foot closet. (CNN/KPRC)

CONROE, Texas (CNN/KPRC) — A crook manages to keep his identity hidden, even though he’s caught on camera emptying a woman’s 3,000-square-foot closet.

He made off with nearly $1 million worth of designers handbags and jewelry after raiding three floors of shoes, jewels, clothes and furs.

Round one of the million-dollar rip-off lasted six minutes.

The bold burglar is completely covered, with no identifying features anywhere.

The thief’s gloved hands pick through each cabinet of Theresa Roemer’s grand collection.

Roemer is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built the closet to host fundraisers. She says she forgot to set the alarm before she left her home in The Woodlands last Friday night.

After stuffing a few bags full of jewelry and watches, the crook leaves — but comes back seconds later for five more minutes of purse pilfering.

This time, the thief uses the elaborate shelving as a ladder to grab more goods.

Detectives say this went on for 20 more minutes before the bandit finally fled.

Detectives admit the surveillance video is grainy and a longshot for positive identifications, but they’re hopeful.

“You never know; somebody that knows the person might be able to identify the person — also someone in the neighborhood may know,” said Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing, and no arrests have been made. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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