Elderly ex-pat attacked in own home

    LAST UPDATED: 1 May, 2013 @ 13:31
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    Elderly ex-pat attacked in own home

    A BRITISH pensioner has been subjected to a horrifying armed robbery at his village home near Antequera.

    The 77-year-old man, who has asked not to be identified, was rushed to hospital for a blood transfusion and brain scan after being tied up and beaten by a gang of four robbers.

    The gang, who are believed to be of Spanish nationality, are yet to be apprehended after taking over €2,000 worth of belongings.

    “I had just sat down to watch the television at nine o’clock when I heard glass break in the kitchen,” the expat told the Olive Press.

    The elderly man, who has asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, armed himself with a metal pole to investigate the noise and saw four masked men at his door.

    “I pleaded with them to go away but one grabbed the pole out of my hands and forced his way in.”

    After the group entered the house the expat was then attacked and tied up with a telephone cable.

    Repeatedly demanding money from the pensioner, the gang become more even violent before threatening him with several weapons.

    “They told me they were going to kill me, they had my garden sheers at my throat.

    I tried to tell them I’m a pensioner, I don’t have any money, I don’t have a safe or anything like that,” he added.

    The robbers then dragged the pensioner down a set of stairs to his garage where a knife was produced.

    “I thought they were going to kill me,” he added.

    The pensioner was then left tied up and bleeding from his injuries while the gang ‘ransacked’ his house for 15 minutes before fleeing with several valuables.

    After the robbers fled, the expat was finally able to untie himself and call the emergency services.

    The elderly Brit required several stitches to his forehead and hands after the ordeal. The Guardia Civil are currently looking to identify the gang.

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    1. This is SHOCKING!
      Ex Pats must be made aware of increasing criminal activity
      against them and their Properties from desperados who
      are especially targeting the elderly and vulnerable.
      I Hope this poor old fella is recovering well after this brutal robbery and the ex pats in Antequera give him their support.
      I hope the Guardia Civil catch these scumbags quick and
      hand out some old fashioned Spanish Justice!

    2. Same happened to my wife and I in July 2011. We both finished up in hospital and I had 22 stitches in a head wound. It was 4 Spanish Guys but I was told by the Guardia that they had been caught. We were never told of a trial or a sentence so I wonder sometimes if they were being economical with the truth. The physical injuries soon heal but the mental ones don’t and both of us still have bad flashbacks from time to time.
      We now have security doors fitted to go with the iron bars that are traditional on every window and fortunately we can afford an on line monitored alarm system which alerts the local Guardia who are around 4 minutes away.
      I am not sure they are necessary but it gave my wife peace of mind. However as I read the local news on the internet from Manchester where I lived before here it seems to be a daily occurrence there.

    3. I’ll reply then insensitive IMPS!

      Sorry to hear about that Ferd. You need to follow that one up maybe if the Guardia said they were caught? You could get some major compensation surely. Hope time heals things and GLAD you stayed in Spain! We used to live in Longsite.. I know what you mean.

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