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A pensioner suffered a black eye and a bleed on the brain after he was assaulted in his home by two masked men.
The 77-year-old was dragged out of bed by the intruders and punched and kicked multiple times.
The men raided his property and woke him up before demanding the keys to an Audi car on the driveway of the home on Moor Green Lane in Birmingham.
The attempted robbery and assault happened between 1.20am and 1.45am last Thursday.
West Midlands Police said the masked men left empty-handed.
The victim was left with a black eye, a cut lip, broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder.
He is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a bleed on the brain that doctors believe could be as a result of the assault.
#APPEAL | We urgently need your help after an elderly man was assaulted in an attempted robbery on Thursday (23 Sept).
Two masked men forced their way into the house of a 77-yr-old and they raided the property before waking the man and demanding keys to an Audi on the drive. pic.twitter.com/qFoP2TlnlE
— Birmingham Police (@brumpolice) September 26, 2021
In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “Our investigations are in the early stages, but so far there is no CCTV covering the location.
“However, we are asking people to think back if anything seemed unusual at that time, or to check their CCTV to see if there is anything from around that time that might help with our investigation.
“We are also urging anyone who may know these people, who have caused these horrible injuries to this man, to do the right thing and hand them in.”
Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police through its Live Chat on its website or by calling 101, using crime reference number 20/1757136/21.
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