Wayne Newton and Wife Scare Off Suspected Burglars at Las Vegas Home

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The 76-year-old "Danke Schoen" crooner and his wife, Kathleen, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the intruders fled when the couple arrived home, following Newton's show at Bally's hotel-casino.

Two suspected burglars are being sought after eluding officers following a break-in at the estate of longtime entertainer Wayne Newton, police in Las Vegas said Thursday.

Officers responded a little before midnight Wednesday to a burglary call at Newton’s home several miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip, Officer Jacinto Rivera said. The Newtons were not injured, and Rivera said police were investigating if anything was taken.

The 76-year-old crooner and his wife, Kathleen, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the intruders fled when the couple arrived home following Newton’s show at Bally’s hotel-casino. Newton family member and spokeswoman Tricia McCrone didn’t immediately respond to messages from the Associated Press.

The Newtons told the Review-Journal that they have bolstered security at their 20-acre home and believe that surveillance video will help police identify the suspects.

The Newtons moved to the house in 2013 following the bankruptcy sale of their nearby 40-acre estate, Casa de Shenandoah. The gilded property is now a tourist attraction and museum and features gardens, pools, stables for Newton’ Arabian horses and a menagerie of exotic animals from flamingos to penguins. It closed last month for renovations.

Newton’s best-known songs include his signature “Danke Schoen,” his 1965 version of “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard charts in 1972.