BerlinAn elderly man was seriously injured in an attack in Gesundbrunnen on Saturday and therefore had to undergo emergency surgery. According to the police, a previously unknown person asked the 87-year-old in the early evening in a gate passage in Wollankstrasse to hand over money. When the man refused, the perpetrator is said to have hit him several times in the face with his fist.
The attacker then fled. Rescue workers took the 87-year-old to a hospital, where he had to undergo emergency surgery. The police said he suffered serious eye injuries – which could lead to loss of vision – and a broken nose. He also lost several teeth. The further investigations are carried out by a police commissioner for robbery offenses of Police Directorate 1.