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Man Arrested In Texas For High-End, Six-Figure Purse Burglary

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This red Hermes handbag was auctioned for $203,150 in Dallas. (credit: Heritage Auctions)

This red Hermes handbag was auctioned for $203,150 in Dallas. (credit: Heritage Auctions)

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BALTIMORE, Md. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Maryland State Police say they’ve arrested a Baltimore man wanted after the theft of eight purses worth $200,000 in Texas.

Police announced Thursday that 40-year-old Edward Bryant of Baltimore is being held on a fugitive warrant. Police say warrants issued in Texas charge Bryant with burglary and theft over $100,000 and Texas authorities have begun extradition proceedings against him.

Police in West University Place, Texas, say eight Hermes bags were stolen from a home on December 7 and Bryant and another person were identified as suspects. They contacted Maryland authorities this week and he was arrested Tuesday at his home.

Police say four of the bags, ranging in value from $15,000 to $38,000 each, were recovered at another location and a search for the second suspect continues.

Prices for high-end designer bags can reach astronomical amounts. For example, a Hermes Birkin crocodile bag with solid gold hardware and diamonds sell for about $240,000 in retail stores.

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