The man was captured on video and earned the nickname “Rambo” for the holster he wore. The video shows him covering himself up when he broke into home after home in The Memorial Villages section of Houston last month.
But as it turns out, that was not the only target.
Some of them had gates and famous owners, and allegedly allowed Andrews to amass a jackpot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Luxury purses, two thousand pieces of jewelry and stacks of cash were recently seized from his home near Katy.
Police said victims include a state senator, a pro golfer and a railway CEO.
In Houston, they also included restaurant owner and commentator Edd Hendee. When the burglary happened he had been helping a friend whose wife had been trapped aboard the Carnival Triumph.
Hendee’s neighbors in The Memorial Villages said they are now thrilled to put this chapter behind them.
“It changes your life,” resident Denise Bahr said. “You feel violated.”
Like many living there, Bahr and her husband suspected the burglar came and went through a bayou behind their home. Like many, they feared their home could be next.
Bond for Andrews has been set at $3.6 million and police said more charges are likely.
They said it was a tip in November that helped crack the case, and they are now sorting out who all the loot may belong to.
Records reveal Andrews served time in Illinois and that he was arrested in Houston in 1995 for theft.
As for the holster, police do not believe it held a gun, but rather pepper spray.