A 91-year-old Pulaski County resident remains hospitalized after being severely beaten during a home invasion robbery last week, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long.
The robbery victim was alone at his residence when several suspects entered the house and began stealing property, Long wrote in a press release.
The man was assaulted by the suspects while he attempted to stop the crime.
Pulaski County deputies were called to the scene after an acquaintance discovered the victim at his home shortly after the incident occurred.
The injured man, a World War II veteran, was then transported by ambulance to a hospital in Springfield, where he spent several days in the Intensive Care Unit. The victim’s condition is gradually improving, while remaining hospitalized, the sheriff said Friday.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is unable to release further details at this time but is vigilantly investigating the matter. No arrests have been made.
The sheriff’s office asking for anyone with information concerning this incident to contact the agency at 573-774-6196 or call the tip line at 573-774-7948.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.