Realtor accused of stealing from house

Police said a motion-activated video camera in a house for sale captured a realtor pulling clothing from drawers. (Courtesy of Arlington County Police/The Washington Post)
March 5, 2013

A real estate agent who allegedly stole women’s clothing from a house for sale in Arlington has been charged with burglary, police said.

The agent, Stephen Brumme, 60, of Silver Spring, was caught by a video camera riffling through the homeowner’s drawers and closets, according to police.

The homeowners, who had set up the motion-activated web camera, discovered that the clothes were missing and called police. The home, in the 4100 block of N. 11th Street, is several blocks from the Ballston Metro.

Brumme was charged with burglary and possession of burglarious tools. He was released on bail, and his real estate license was suspended, police said.

Investigators are looking for additional victims. They ask anyone who has recently had a home on the market and noticed items missing from the home to contact detective Timothy Parsons at (703) 228-4172 or Tparsons@arlingtonva.us.

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