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ONLY ON 8: Two people arrested in connection to senior couple’s burglarized home

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Within a month, a couple’s home near Desert Inn and Jones was burglarized eleven times.

8 News NOW has since learned that two people have been arrested in connection to the crime. 

“After we identified the suspects, our detectives were able to execute a search warrant at a residence in the area of Twain and Decatur and that’s how they were able to retrieve some of the stolen property and track it back to other suspects,” said Lt. Joshua Bitsko from Metro Police. 

Bitsko says investigators believe multiple people are involved.

“It’s just incredible. I don’t have words to describe how bad it makes you feel,” Ingmar Njus said. 

Njus’ home was ransacked by thieves, who stole everything from their television to his Navy medals.

“They’re almost 80-years-old. The lack of sleep and the stress of all of this has really taken its toll on them and they’re trying to get some rest and move forward,” said Kathy Njus, Ingmar’s daughter. 

According to Metro Police, Daymon Kranz-Russell was arrested for obtaining a credit card without an owners consent. Police say the credit card belonged to the Njus. 

Douglas Marshall was arrested for burglary and possession of burglary tools.

The Njus were preparing to move when their home on Desert Inn was broken into 11 times. The incidents became a daily occurrence.

“It did have the appearance of being unoccupied. There were multiple people we believe that were breaking into this house,” said Bitsko.

Metro Police say charges against other suspects are pending. 

“Since Thanksgiving, we haven’t had any break ins anywhere here in the house,” Kathy Ingmar said. “So, we’ve started doing some clean up and now we’ll start looking to replace the broken windows and doors and get the house back in order and move stuff out of here.”

Police are reminding residents to secure their homes this holiday season.

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