Sunday 7 June, 2020

Elderly doctor assaulted; police investigating

Arouca police are investigating a report in which a 74-year-old chiropractor was allegedly assaulted and robbed.

The incident took place on Tuesday morning at the doctor’s office, located along the Eastern Main Road in Arouca. 

According to police reports, people in the area heard a commotion and saw a relative of the 74-year-old and a woman leaving the office.

Police were told that a Mercedes Benz, which had been parked outside, was taken by the duo.

When onlookers went to check, the elderly man was found to be bleeding from injuries. He appeared to have been beaten.

An alarm was raised and the injured man was rushed for medical treatment.

His injuries were not said to be life-threatening.

While police were searching for the suspects, one of the individuals surrendered themselves to Arouca police station.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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