Cannon stolen from The Old Fort

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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.

Or visit the website to report the information.

Old Fort members also filed a police report, so you can call the Fort Wayne Police Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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