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'Biggest closet in America' looted of $1 million in valuables

On July 23, "The Biggest Closet in America" was shown off on ABC's Good Morning America.

'Biggest closet in America' looted of $1 million in valuables

Teresa Roemer (center) showing off her "Biggest Closet in America" on "Good Morning America" in July 2014. The three-story showcase was looted by a thief  less than two weeks later.
Teresa Roemer (center) showing off her "Biggest Closet in America" on "Good Morning America" in July 2014. The three-story showcase was looted by a thief less than two weeks later.
Around $1M Worth Of Items Stolen From 'Largest Closet In America' Video: Around $1M Worth Of Items Stolen From 'Largest Closet In America'

On July 23, "The Biggest Closet in America" was shown off on ABC's Good Morning America.

Friday night, it got burglarized, apparently by a pro, who came in through a bathroom window (with the help of a glass-cutter).

Three Birkin bags worth about $60,000 each were filled with jewelry and expensive watches -- Rolex, Cartier, Channel and Gucci among the brands.

Estimated value of the loot: About $1 million.

Theresa Roemer, of The Woodlands, Texas, told GMA that her three-story, 3,000-square-foot showcase, complete with a spiral staircase, cost $500,000 to build, and that its contents -- shoes, handbags, furs, jewelry and other valuables -- were worth much more.

"Probably close to $2 million, but we don’t want to tell my husband,” she said with a laugh. (See GMA video for eye-popping tour.)

When she and her hubby went out Friday evening, she didn't set the alarm or lock the closet, so the thief didn't have to break through the inch-and-a-half-think glass doors, she explains on a CBS video.

The thief wore a hoodie and a mask, so security footage was little help in identifying a suspect.

Roemer, a former beauty queen and businesswoman, said she created the closet as a cool way to host parties to raise money for charities.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

 

 

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