Police investigate theft of ‘museum quality’ amp

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a “museum-quality” speaker amplifier from a near-downtown speaker shop.

Fort Wayne Police are searching for a man involved in the theft of high-dollar equipment from Speaker Warehouse, 1707 N. Harrison St. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (Fort Wayne Police Department)
Fort Wayne Police are searching for a man involved in the theft of high-dollar equipment from Speaker Warehouse, 1707 N. Harrison St. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (Fort Wayne Police Department)

Officers were called around 3:20 p.m. Nov. 23 to Speaker Warehouse at 1707 N. Harrison St. on a reported theft. At the shop, investigators met with owner Tom Colvin, who said a would-be customer made off with a 1953 Fender Twin Amplifier valued at $20,000 the day before.

According to a police report, the amplifier is “museum quality and extremely rare.”

Colvin said around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22, a man came into the store and asked about setting up a PA system in his garage. The report said the man then went outside to his vehicle, returned, and left again. Colvin realized later that his amplifier was missing.

The owner looked at his surveillance footage, which showed the man grab the amplifier, load it into his silver Ford Fusion and drive off, the report said.

Anyone with information on the suspect should call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).