Elderly Wichita man robbed Monday night

Amy Webb
January 01, 2020 - 10:23 pm

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An elderly Wichita man is shaken up after thieves broke into his home on Monday night and stole thousands of dollars' worth of property. 

Eighty-six year old Vernon Robbins was sleeping when he was suddenly jolted awake by a man standing over his bed with a crowbar, threatening to kill him if he didn't give him money.

Robbins, who is deaf in one ear and nearly blind had no means to defend himself. Thieves ransacked his home, stealing televisions, a microwave and checkbooks totalling nearly three thousand dollars. Also taken were priceless things to Robbins, such as his wedding rings.

Now, he's afraid to close his eyes at night, for fear he might be robbed again.

If you know anything about this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-267-2111. 

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