Robbers break into WWII veteran’s home, take cash

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 30, 2014) – An 88-year-old WWII veteran was robbed Monday evening in his own home.

Calvin Batts says he was watching TV in his room when someone knocked on his front door and he answered it.

“He said he came to rob me. He had on a mask,” explains Calvin Batts, an 88-year-old who was robbed.

Batts told FOX59 the suspect came into his home, pushed him, and took all the cash he had on him.

“He knocked me down on this couch and he went in my pocket and took the money,” explains Batts.

Batts’ daughter came over minutes after the robbery happened.

“(It’s) someone that don’t care. Someone might be on drugs. Someone that might need money but they go about it the wrong way. It makes me mad,” explains Helen Batts, Calvin’s daughter.

Helen wants the robber to know what he did was wrong but admits she’s grateful he didn’t hurt her dad.

“I am blessed that is all he did. That was the most good thing he did as far as I’m concerned because he could be dead,” explains Helen Batts.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were able to collect some valuable evidence from Batts’ home and hopefully will be able to use it to help track down the suspect.

Police officials are taking the opportunity to remind Hoosiers to not answer the door unless you know the person.

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