LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas family says their faith in humanity has been restored after police arrested two suspects for breaking into their home near Desert Inn Road and Jones Boulevard almost a dozen times.
Las Vegas police announced the arrest of Douglas Marshall and Daymon Kranz-Russell in connection with burglarizing the home earlier this week.
Ingmar Njus says the news was a welcomed relief but the daunting task of sorting through his trashed belongings remains.
"It's just one cog in the big wheel of what is going on," said Njus about the arrests.
13 Action News first reported the crime last month and, at the time, the Njus' were doubtful they would get their belongings back.
The home was vandalized and ransacked so badly, Ingmar and his wife had to stay with their daughter Kathy.
"According to the police, the house they raided last week, where they caught several people, is just full of stuff," said Kathy Njus.
"It is just a small tip and just one of many crimes that throughout our valley that people are dealing with," added Kathy.
According to Kathy, police were able to use an ankle monitor worn by one of the suspects to track his movements and it placed him at the Njus' home.
"They have several other suspects and they are building a case, [the police] really took a stand but it took us bringing it to the public eye to get them to pay attention and really put some resources on it," said Kathy.
Kathy adds police told her the burglary investigation may have busted a much larger theft ring.
"There were a few things that were out, but most of what they showed us was not ours and the reality is, most everything they took we will probably never see again," said Kathy.
The community has stepped up for the Njus' in the form of cash donations.
A family friend started a
fundraiser which has raised nearly $700.