Baltimore man accused of stealing high-end handbags from West University Place home

Baltimore man accused of stealing high-end handbags from West University Place home

Credit: Maryland State Police

Edward M. Bryant

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 12:18 PM

HOUSTON—Maryland police have arrested a Baltimore man who was wanted by West University Place police in connection with a burglary and theft of high-end purses valued at $200,000.

Edward M. Bryant, 40, was being held Thursday on a fugitive warrant in Maryland as a result of felony warrants issued in West University Place. Bryant is expected to be extradited to Texas soon.

The West University Police Department asked for Maryland police’s assistance with the investigation of a Dec. 7, 2013, residential burglary during which eight Hermés handbags/purses valued at $200,000 were stolen.

Bryant was arrested at his home Tuesday without incident. Maryland Police said they recovered four of the stolen handbags at another location in the Baltimore area.   The handbags included three Hermés Birkins, two valued at $38,000 each and one worth $30,000. The fourth was a Hermés Kelly valued at $15,000.

West University Place Police identified two suspects in Maryland. The search for the second suspect is continuing and additional charges are pending, police said.  

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