A Pawn shop employee and a suspect’s boss were able to identify the two men arrested on suspicion of burglarizing Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware’s home, police records show.
The Denver Post obtained arrest reports for Billy McCaslin, 40, and Sergio Irreza, 31. The records show that an anonymous tipster pointed authorities to the fact that McCaslin often pawned items. Police had previously released surveillance images of the two men during the burglary at Ware’s home.
Upon receiving the tip, police visited a pawn shop in the Denver area, where an employee said she was “100-percent certain” McCaslin was the man in the released images.
Irreza was arrested when he returned from a lunch break to his workplace, where his manager identified him to police as the other man in the images.
The burglary took place Monday night, when Ware and the Broncos were playing a game they won 27-9 over the visiting Houston Texans. Ware reported his Super Bowl 50 ring being stolen in the raid. The ring has since been returned to him.
Ware announced the incident on Twitter, where he stated that he had security cameras that would help in apprehending the suspects.
After a great win, came home to find my house was robbed. Never about the material things for me but my safety. Thank God for hidden cameras
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) October 25, 2016
He also joked with reporters that the suspects were lucky he wasn’t able to catch them in the act.
“I’m just glad I wasn’t in there when he was in there,” Ware told reporters Wednesday. “I would have sacked him. Both of them. Whoever was in there.”