World War II veteran, 90, punched and robbed at home after surprising intruder

A 90-year-old World War II veteran returning to his Massachusetts home after a trip to the grocery store was met by an intruder who assaulted and robbed the man, reports

Edward Collins, of Webster, came home Wednesday morning to find a man with his face covered coming through his kitchen holding zip ties, according to the station.

The man ordered Collins to put his hands up, but Collins resisted. Collins’ daughter told Fox 25 the burglar then threatened to kill her father. That’s when the burglar sent Collins to the floor with a punch to his face.

Collins activated his medical alert button and was able to notify police. The intruder left the scene with the veteran’s wallet.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

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