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Jasmine Nadine Vanderplas, Tae Won Kang, arrested for allegedly robbing elderly McLean couple

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Police arrested a man and a woman in connection with the robbery and home invasion of an elderly couple in McLean.

Tae Won Kang, left, Jasmine Nadine Vanderplas, right, arrested in connection with a robbery and home invasion in McLean.

Police arrested Jasmine Nadine Vanderplas a.k.a. “Thundershield”, 30, and Tae Won Kang, 29, and charged them both with robbery and abduction.

Police said the pair struck an elderly woman during the alleged robbery near Pathfinder Lane and Meadowbrook Avenue Wednesday morning while the elderly man was restrained in his bed as the burglars searched the house for money.

One neighbor said seeing the police presence after the robbery was shocking in this usually safe neighborhood. Just off Chain Bridge, the house on Pathfinder Lane is among multi-million dollar homes in the area.

“This is not normal,” said neighbor Danyah Alwazir. “It’s very unusual for something like this to happen.”

Police say the elderly couple did not know the burglars, who stole cash and credit cards.

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