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Elderly Man Attacked In Marble Falls

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:08 PM CDT

An elderly man was attacked this weekend in the quiet community of Marble Falls -- and the police need the public's help to find the suspect.

"We don't have things like this happen very often in Marble Falls," says police Captain Glenn Hanson.

A nearby field on Ninth Street is still marked off with police tape where investigators searched for evidence.  It's where a 70-year-old grandfather became a victim of a violent crime.

"(The suspect) demanded his money. He gave up his wallet, he had $10. The guy took his $10 and hit him in the head," added Cpt. Hanson.

The victim didn't want to call police, but he did tell his family before laying down to rest.

Hanson says that's when a bad situation got worse. "When they checked on him he was unresponsive," he says.

He was airlifted to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, where at last check he was in a coma.

We spoke to his family off camera.  They're praying for his recovery, and hoping someone comes forward to bring his attacker to justice.

Cpt. Hanson says, "It is aggravating to know that someone would prey on an elderly man like this."

Police don't have a good description so they're depending on the public for help.

"A lot of times we develop leads from things that folks wouldn't think could be helpful at all," Hanson says.

If you have any information call the Marble Falls police department at 830-693-3611. You can also send a tip anonymously on marblefallspolice.com or on the police station's Facebook page.

By Melanie LoftonElderly Man Attacked In Marble Falls


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