NBC10 - Deanna Durante
NBC10's Deana Durante has the story of a couple who is afraid to go home after they were stalked and beaten by three men in Whitpain Township.
Police in Montgomery County say this man possibly stalked an elderly couple as they made multiple stops on their way home from work last week before he and two other men beat the man with a hammer while robbing his wife.
Whitpain Township Police say that the unidentified couple was unloading their car after arriving home along Wyndrise Drive just before 11 p.m. Wednesday when three men with T-shirts over their faces attacked the man.
One of the attackers struck the 77-year-old man over the head with a hammer multiple times leaving him badly hurt, according to investigators.
The attackers then dragged the man inside and separated him from his 74-year-old wife. A second man then began beating the woman while demanding money.
The wife pleaded for the beating to stop and told the attackers she would give them money kept inside the home.
The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of money. The attackers then fled the scene after the woman set off an audible burglar alarm.
The wife was treated at the scene while her husband remained hospitalized Tuesday morning in stable condition.
Investigators determined that the couple was trailed from their business in Philadelphia after closing shop for the day. The same man was captured on surveillance video at three separate stops the couple made on their way home.
Police didn’t call the man seen on video a suspect but they did say they want to talk to him. He is believed to be in his early 20s with an average build while standing about 5-foot-10-inches tall. He was wearing red sneakers and may have been driving a silver sedan similar to a Toyota Corolla.
Specific descriptions weren’t made available of the other two men.
Anyone who recognizes this man or has any information on this case is asked to contact the Whitpain Township Police Detective Division at 610-279-9033.