Closet heist victim speaks with Montgomery County detectives

By Syan Rhodes - Anchor/Reporter

THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Theresa Roemer admitted Monday everything that glittered in her three-story 3,000-square-foot closet wasn't gold.

Roemer met with Montgomery County detectives today identifying several items sent to the Houston Press by someone claiming to be the person behind the million-dollar heist in July.

The crook claims much of his bounty turned out to be worthless telling the Houston Press that all the items she had were not authentic.

The burglar tried to get Roemer to pay more than $500,000 in exchange for returning the items and not exposing her items as fakes. But when the deal didn't go through he called the publication.

"Like a lot of women, Theresa has a mix of expensive, valuable jewelry and costume jewelry," Roemer's publicist Paula Conway said.

Other vintage costume items taken during the burglary and sent back were actually borrowed for a photo shoot and loaned to her by her friend and interior designer Thom Anderson.

Anderson told Local 2 the pieces belong to his 83-year-old mother who is glad to know they could be returned.

Conway said Roemer is most grateful to know that she'll have a chance to reclaim the stolen locket that contained a piece of her late son's hair.

For now all of the returned items remain in evidence in Montgomery County's case against the still-mysterious burglar.

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