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Police: 85-year-old man kidnapped, assaulted after break-in at Miamisburg home

A man in his 80s man is expected to survive but was “pretty roughed up” after he was taken against his will early Thursday morning from his Miamisburg home, police said. 

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The victim, described as an 85-year-old man, was found around 3:30 a.m. bleeding inside a break room at a Rumpke facility on East Monument Avenue in Dayton. 

A preliminary investigation found two burglars forced their way into the man’s home on Wileray Drive, Miamisburg police Detective Sgt. Jeff Muncy said. 

After taking items from the house, the burglars forced the man into his own car, drove him to an ATM and ordered him to withdraw money, Muncy said. 

The man was then driven to the Rumpke facility and was left there until he was discovered by the worker around 3:30 a.m.

Police called the incident isolated, saying the victim knew at least one of the suspects and they were recently at his house. The relationship between the suspect and victim wasn’t immediately known, Muncy said. 

Police are still investigating how the suspects got away after abandoning the man and his car at the Rumpke facility. 

The car was still at the facility Thursday afternoon and was being processed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Muncy said. 

Additional details were not released. 

UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m.: 

Multiple Ohio BCI agents and Miamisburg police arrived around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rumpke facility in Dayton, where the victim in a kidnapping and assault investigation was found early Thursday morning. 

The victim, who was originally reported to be 84, was found around 3:30 a.m. in a break room at the facility.

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“I just got to work … I walk into our break room, and there’s an elderly gentlemen bleeding all over the table,” a man tells a 911 dispatcher. “He looks like he’s been beat up, I don’t know.”

Shortly after Dayton police found the victim, they asked Miamisburg police to check a house in the 400 block of Wileray Drive. Officers found evidence the house was broken into, with a back window broken out and a screen cut out, dispatch records show. 

BCI agents left the home on Wileray Drive around 12:15 p.m. and went to the Rumpke facility. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

FIRST REPORT

The Ohio BCI is involved in an investigation at a Miamisburg house and a Rumpke facility in Dayton, connected to a reported kidnapping and assault early Thursday morning, according to dispatch records. 

An injured man was found around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rumpke Waste and Recycling center, 1300 E. Monument Ave. in Dayton, dispatch records indicate. 

During the initial Dayton police investigation, Miamisburg officers were requested to check a home in the 400 block of Wileray Drive. 

Miamisburg police found the home was broken into, with a back window broken out and a screen cut, according to dispatch records. 

Police said the investigation is being classified as a kidnapping and assault, officers said. 

An Ohio BCI spokesperson only said the agency is assisting Miamisburg police in the investigation.

We’re working to learn more about this investigation and we’ll update this story as details become available. 

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