Elderly Man Assaulted in His Home

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Updated: December 28, 2015

Two persons entered the home of an elderly man on Sunday morning and savagely assaulted him.  Renee Trujillo has the story.

RENEE TRUJILLO REPORTING

“This is the home of an elderly man whose home was burglarized early Sunday morning just after two o’clock. The robber or robbers got into the home and reportedly assaulted the elderly man. He remains in a critical condition at the KHMH. According to neighbors they did hear a commotion but did not think that it was from inside this house that the noise was coming.”

NEIGHBOUR

“From the back street I heard a commotion where there was a party on Saturday night. I didn’t know if was next door but I heard the commotion coming from the back street.”

RENEE TRUJILLO REPORTING

“93 year old Patrick Grant was home alone sleeping at his house on Fern Lane in the Lake Independence Area of Belize City. Between the hours of two and three on Sunday morning when a pair of thieves invaded his home  and brutally assaulted him. His daughter Gilda Diaz was alerted that her father was injured and with that she immediately contacted the authorities and went to see him.”

GILDA DIAZ

“I woke up before 5am yesterday morning and a lady called me to tell me that my dad was outside the house hollering but he was covered in blood. We jumped up immediately and my husband brought be over here and we stopped at the Police Station on Mahogany Street and reported it to them and drove directly to them. When we got here the police were already here ahead of us. He was badly beaten, he had blood all over him. When I came here he was sitting on a chair outside and blood was flowing from the left side of his face gushing crazy. The whole house was spotted with blood.  I asked him if was two people and he said yes, that’s all I got from him.”

RENEE TRUJILLO REPORTING

“It is unknown to anyone in the neighborhood or his family and close friends as to why anyone would unleash such violence on a senior citizen. According to a neighbor Grant hassled no one and had family visits every day.”

NEIGHBOUR

“His family visit him every day and his daily routine is that he comes out every day and sits at his door, he did that every day except when it was raining.”

RENEE TRUJILLO REPORTING

“It is a vile and vicious attack on an elderly man that could not have defended himself. Love News visited the scene of the attack earlier today and found blood stains inside and outside the home including on a chair where he would sit for hours just outside his front door. This incident has not left a family  having to find the finances for medical expenses and hoping that Grant would make a sound recovery.”

GILDA DIAZ

“He is still in the hospital, he is in a bad way, he needs another test that they are trying to give him again so he’s having a very bad time, I hope he makes it. He is 93. Even if you are a thief or if you are a bad person, what kind of person are we brewing when a young man will hurt a 93 year old man. My father has to walk in his house with a walker he cannot walk by himself but he wants to live by himself and have that little independence and the peace that it gives him, that he will wake when he feels like, do what he feels at his time without the noise of family. I gave him that but it’s not fair or right for our young people to attack elderly people. If he had just pushed my father he would have fell down, he didn’t have to beat him but he beat him bad and he is in a bad way.”

RENEE TRUJILLO REPORTING

“Grant is in the KHMH in a critical condition while police are investigating the matter and have already detained one man after finding the stolen television from Grant’s home in his possession.”