Dallas Crook Poses as Home Buyer

Coutesy Highland Park Police
Coutesy Highland Park Police

Stephen Breed must like looking at houses around Dallas. But the problem is, he's accused of having sticky fingers. The man is suspected of stealing more than $20,000 worth of jewelry from a home in the exclusive community of Highland Park, Dick Cheney's former 'hood.

The 53-year-old Breed, who police say posed as a motivated real estate buyer, sometimes uses the name "Max Holloway." He's already facing theft charges elsewhere.

According to Highland Park police, Breed hits open houses or actually makes an appointment with an agent to see a home. Once inside, he roams around surreptitiously looking for valuables, preferring jewelry. If so, he's certainly come to the right neighborhood.

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