WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE, TX (KTRK) --There has been another high dollar handbag heist in West University Place. This time someone stole $125,000 worth of Hermes and Chanel bags.
The burglary happened Thursday night in the 2800 block of Tangley. No one was home when someone broke in through a second story window. They bypassed jewelry and other expensive items and went straight for the handbags. Among those stolen are Hermes Birkin bags.
Within 3 minutes of the alarm going off, West Univeristy police were there, but the thieves were already gone.
This is the second handbag theft in West University in just 6 months. In December, someone stole about $200,000 worth of Hermes bags from a home on Wroxton. Police were able to recover them and arrested Edward Bryant. Investigators believe he and another man came from Baltimore just to steal the bags. They are now looking into whether the two burglaries are connected.
In both break-ins, police believe the crooks targeted the victims based on their postings on social media. They encourage people to disable locator services when taking photographs and uploading them.
In the meantime, Crime Stoppers is offering an increased reward of $10,000 for information leading an arrest.