Surveillance video shows 'female man-cave' burglar

HOUSTON (KHOU) -- A woman's dream three-story closet turned into a nightmare as she watched an intruder rummage through her prized possessions.

"I had to watch him," said Theresa Roemer. "It felt like you're being raped or something."

On Tuesday, investigators released brand new surveillance video from inside the closet. In the video you can see the crook dressed in a jumpsuit, gloves, fully covered. He has his way in the high-end closet pilfering through bags and watches, snatching anything he could find.

Woman: 3-story 'female man-cave' burglarized

"I don't care about a lot of this crap, but he took heirloom items that were passed down to me," said Roemer. "That stuff I care about and I'll never get it back."

The burglar makes several trips back inside and even climbs on shelves to see what else is up there. Detectives said the man knew what he was doing. In the video, you never get a good look at his face, and he left little forensic evidence behind. When it was over, he'd looted almost a million dollars worth of goods in 40 minutes.

"No fingerprints, no evidence, no nothing," said Roemer.

Despite little evidence inside the home, investigators now say what happened outside the home earlier that day could offer more clues. Detectives want to talk to the man in surveillance video captured in front of the home. Cameras catch him roll up to the Roemer's house on his bike. He stops and makes a phone call, all the while staring at the house. For now, he's just a person of interest.

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"It could have been someone who watched (a) show or someone with internal knowledge of the residence," said Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. "We just don't know that yet."

Detectives now hope the video helps crack the case and so does Roemer.

"No one deserve this," said Roemer.

If you have any information on the million dollar heist, call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. Crimestoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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