The man had been working in his front garden. At around 10pm he wanted to go back inside. He was pushed to the ground and kicked. A spokesman for the Antwerp Judicial Authorities told VRT News “Two suspects covered their faces with a cloth or a scarf.
They dragged their victim to the sitting room. One of the attackers hit the man in the face, kicked him in the rear and pointed a gun at his head, while the other searched the house”.
The thieves eventually got away with 150 euros, a driving licence and an old mobile phone. The victim called the emergency services himself. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. However, his life is in danger.
The Antwerp Judicial Authorities have launched an investigation. "The Judicial Authorities take this incident, whereby an old defenceless man was targeted in broad daylight very seriously”.