A burglar made off with $1 million worth in designer handbags and jewelry from Theresa Roemer's three-story closet in ritzy Houston suburb The Woodlands. The thief reportedly broke into her mansion while she was out to dinner with her husband and stuffed three Birkin bags (retail price: $60,000 a piece) with goodies before making their escape.
"They say it doesn't look like an inside job at all. They said it was very professional, like too professional," Roemer told KHOU. "The police said it could have been somebody that, like I said, saw all the publicity, Google Earthed it, figured it all out, flew in here, who knows?"
Roemer also told KHOU that she did not set the alarm or lock the closet before leaving the house with her husband.
The palatial closet is a celebrity all in its own—she described the 3,000-square-foot space to Cosmopolitan last month as a "retreat." And according to CultureMap Houston, she's hosted a number of charity events inside the closet and at its champagne bar (really):
The top floor of the closet houses furs and hats. The second floor is as much activity center as storage space. In addition to her shoes, clothes and vanity (professional salon style for hair styling and makeup application), there is a champagne bar for high style partying amid the cache of designer labels.
"He took heirloom items that were passed to me from my husband's mother that has passed away," Roemer told KHOU. "I mean I don't care about all this crap. I really don't care about this crap. I care about the stuff that was passed to me."
While the thief was recorded by surveillance cameras, police do not currently have a suspect.
"No one deserves this. I don't care if you're wealthy. I don't care if you're poor. Your personal belongings are your personal belongings," Roemer said.
[Image via Houston Chronicle]