Benezette, PA – An Elk County man tried to rob a Benezette couple, but they stopped him and held him at their home until police came.

48-year-old Robert Wehner of Jay Township reportedly went to the home on Dewey Road around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

He attempted to steal cash, firearms, and other items worth about $3,600 from 58-year-old Mark and 58-year-old Liane Moorhead.

Wehner was armed with a loaded pistol when he confronted the couple, but they fought him to the ground. They held Wehner at the home until police arrived.

He was taken into custody for outstanding warrants, as well as multiple theft charges.


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