Cannon stolen from The Old Fort

Police on the scene after a cannon was reported stolen from the Old Fort.
Police on the scene after a cannon was reported stolen from the Old Fort.
The canon would sit on the metal structure with wheels pictured on this table. It has been moved from the spot it usually sits.
The cannon would sit on the metal structure with wheels pictured on this table. It has been moved from the spot it usually sits.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  - A cannon that weighed between 200 and 300 pounds has been reported stolen from the Historic Old Fort.

Volunteers say the cannon was used to demonstrate and teach people how the Old Fort was used.

It had much more educational and sentimental value for the city of Fort Wayne than monetary value. The cannon was made from pig iron and the scrap value is minimal.

Volunteers believe it was stolen sometime this weekend after one of the gun ports was discovered to be open.

Because of the weight of the cannon, volunteers say it was likely stolen by multiple people.

“If there’s two or three people, it’s going to be hard to keep it a secret,” Old Fort volunteer Sean O’Brien said. “There will probably be a reward for this, and we would really like to get this back.”

They’re looking at security tape footage, but also need your help.

If you have any information, here’s what you can do.

Call the Park & Recreation Main Office

Phone: 260-427-6000 and their office hours are Monday-Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You can also visit http://oldfortwayne.org/ to report the information. 

Old Fort members also filed a police report, so you can call the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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