Elderly Fort Wayne Man Robbed, Unusual Twist

Elderly Fort Wayne Man Robbed, Unusual Twist

Fort Wayne police are on the hunt for three suspects they say robbed an elderly man at gun point early this morning. But as they left, what they did may surprise you.
Fort Wayne police are on the hunt for three suspects they say robbed an elderly man at gun point early this morning.

But as they left, what they did may surprise you.

The eighty-five year old Kenny Spiller is shaken up, but even he can't believe what happened.

WFFT spoke with him earlier today, and he's upset because something they took is irreplaceable.

"He just, going like this. Don't move, or I'll shoot you. And he said, do what I tell you to do, and I'll let you live. Well, I'm alive,” Spiller says.

Spiller says he is lucky to be alive.

Just past one early Tuesday morning, he says three men tied him up with duct tape and robbed him while he was up working in his bike repair shop.

As they were leaving- they did something unusual.

"He says, here's the scissors, and he hit 9-1-1 and send, and left it open. But we don't know if they got the call or not,” Spiller says.

"Very unusual, to say the least. You know, I don't want to say it's criminals with compassion, but I don't know in my twenty-year career that I've ever heard of this before,” says Fort Wayne Police Officer Michael Joyner.

He got a knock on his door, on the 3600 block of Knoll Road, just after one, a man said his car broke down, and he needed to use Spiller's phone.

Spiller took him downstairs- that's when another man entered the house and bound Spiller's hands and feet with duct tape.

Spiller says both men were dressed in all black.

One he described as in his early 20s, about 5’8”, and about 160 pounds.
The other, about 6’, wearing a white mask.

He says a third suspect was there, but never saw the person.

"Well, it worries me to death that they might be back. If they ever find one of them, and he squeals on somebody, one of them will probably come back and try to kill me,” Spiller says.

The suspects took an undisclosed about of cash, several rolls of collectable quarters, Spiller's cancer medication and gold ring- inlaid with an onyx stone  and five diamonds- representing each of his children.

"Well, what happened is my granddaughter died, that's my middle daughters', died. So when they closed the casket, she took the ring off, with the diamonds on it. So she had a ring made to fit me,” Spiller says.

Joyner says they are investigating, but have little to go on right now.

They have sent a description of the ring to area jewelers and pawn shops if the suspects try to sell it locally.

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