Police appeal after elderly Geraldton man attacked in “cowardly” home invasion
Geraldton Detectives have launched a public appeal for information after an elderly man suffered a horrific head wound during a “cowardly and gutless” violent home invasion on Monday morning.
Police say an unknown assailant entered the 82-year-old’s Archer Street home in Utakarra around 7am — demanding the victim hand over money before assaulting him with an unknown weapon.
“The victim suffered a large laceration to his head that required a number of stitches,” a WA Police spokeswoman said.
“The suspect then fled on foot.”
The injured man was taken by ambulance to Geraldton Hospital, where he received treatment and stitches for the wound.
Det-Snr. Sgt Bruce McDonald said police believed it was an isolated incident and a large number of investigative actions are currently being conducted to identify the suspect.
“It was cowardly and gutless attack on a defenceless elderly man who was home asleep in bed when the incident occurred,” he said.
The spokeswoman said detectives would like to see CCTV or dash-cam footage from anyone in the area on Monday morning.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online via crimestopperswa.com.au.
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