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Police nab Ware's burglary suspects; Ware wanted to 'sack' burglars

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 18:38:32-04

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- DeMarcus Ware remains thankful he and his children were not present when his residence was burglarized during Monday night's Broncos game. While no one was injured, he said he might have inflicted harm on the suspects, who stole his Super Bowl 50 ring.

"I would have sacked them," said Ware, speaking publicly for the first time since the crime.

The Denver Police Department did that for the Broncos outside linebacker.

The Denver PD tweeted Wednesday afternoon that "the suspects in this investigation have been apprehended and the stolen property has been recovered. Thank U, #Denver for your help!" Denver7 confirmed that the ring was recovered.

Ware had planned to file an insurance claim and order a new Super Bowl 50 ring, but that won't be necessary. Ware thanked fans for their support in helping identifying the suspects before the crime was solved. 

Multiple intruders were caught on Ware's hidden cameras removing belongings. Ware said he first noticed items were missing when he woke up early Tuesday morning to report for 8 a.m. treatment on his broken right forearm. Ware said he will consider moving after the season. 

"When somebody goes through your things you feel (violated), and it's disrespect. It's not about about material things," Ware said. "You've been through my stuff. So it doesn't feel like home anymore."

While the robbery disturbed Ware, he displayed no anger about the ring. He cited defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' ring snafu in June -- Jostens had the wrong name on the jewelry and had to replace it -- as a reason to keep an upbeat perspective.

"It was a really big thing because it's a memory," Ware said. "It'll last a lifetime. That your ring, you touching that thing during that ceremony. But then I went back and thought about Wade. He didn't touch his ring and have his name on his ring at the time, but he was still positive about the situation and he was able to get his ring back."

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