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Metro Police helps elderly couple after alleged thieves ransack home

Metro Police arrested two people for allegedly breaking into an elderly couple's home in the northwest Wednesday night. It happened in a neighborhood near N. Tenaya Way and W. Cheyenne Avenue.

According to Metro Police, the couple walked into their home located in the 7300 block of Fall River Circle and saw a man and a woman ransacking their place.

Because the couple are snowbirds, which means they have two homes, one usually in a different climate, the suspects were able to clear out the Las Vegas house entirely.

The alleged robbers have been identified as Daniel Wesp and Heather Barden.

Police said they fled the scene, but eventually, Metro Police caught up with them and found the home where they had stashed the couple's belongings. The items were at a home located at 1413 Winwood St, which was about 11 minutes and 4.1 miles away from the elderly couple's address.

But out of this crime, there is one bright spot. It's the kindness of some local Metro Police officers. Metro detectives in the northwest have all pooled together to help move everything the thieves stole back into the elderly couple's home.

After inventorying the items, the detectives loaded up their own vehicles to help move everything from precious china to furniture back in.

No word on the charges the alleged thieves will face.

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