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Man allegedly stole $5M from upscale Texas homes

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KELLER, Texas -

Police arrested a man they believe stole up to $5 million worth of high-end property.

Justin Andrews, 34, is accused of sneaking into well-guarded, exclusive neighborhoods and stealing property from expensive Texas homes.

Keller police say Andrews lived near Houston and spent the last two years collecting stolen goods. He hit several homes in Westlake, Flower Mound and at least four counties in the Houston area.

Detectives found more than 2,000 stolen items, including rings, necklaces and designer watches. They seized thousands of dollars worth of Louis Vuitton, Guess and other designer purses. There were cameras, iPhones, a baseball collection and $15,000 worth of dollars and coins.

Even veteran burglary detectives were astonished by the staggering amount of loot.

"When we went to serve the search warrant and we had it signed by our district judge and we went down there, we didn't expect the volume that you see here," Lieutenant Brenda Slovak, Keller Police Department, said.

He targeted the rich and famous, including former Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker, basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson and professional golfer Brandt Jobe.

Detectives say Andrews even kept souvenirs from his victims. They found Walker's business card and an airline ticket belonging to Drexler.

Andrews was an expert at not getting caught, but was pulled over for a traffic violation. That led to a search of his home. Detectives haven't revealed why they pulled him over, saying there is some evidence they don't want Andrews to know about.  

Police and prosecutors worry he'll escape if released, Andrews' bond was set at $3.6 million dollars.

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