Elderly ‘hit by two thugs’ at Perth retirement village while protecting elderly neighbors

The heroic Good Samaritan lured ‘thugs away from his elderly neighbors in a horror robbery that left him with 27 stitches after robbers punched him and stomped on his head’

  • Christopher Hands, 65, was allegedly beaten in a Perth retirement village
  • He was collecting charity donations when two men allegedly tried to steal $100
  • Mr Hands was rushed to hospital after he was allegedly punched and stomped on
  • He took the alleged attackers away from the establishment to protect his neighbors
  • Lorentz James Warren, 20, and Jacob Ramos, 19, have since been charged

A Good Samaritan who was allegedly beaten by two thieves in a Perth retirement village heroically lured the men out of the facility to protect his elderly neighbours.

Christopher Hands, 65, was collecting money for the Salvation Army from other residents of Jindalee Retirement Community, Hamilton Hill, on Sunday when he was allegedly attacked by two young men who were trying to steal the 100 $ of donations.

The grandfather took the men away from his frail neighbors but was allegedly brutally attacked, with the pair pushing him to the ground before punching him and stomping on his head.

Christopher Hands, 65 (pictured) spent Sunday night in hospital after he was allegedly beaten by two men

Mr Hands was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries where he underwent surgery and received 27 stitches before being discharged on Monday.

“I just couldn’t believe what was happening,” Mr Hands said. 9Newsrecalling the alleged attack.

“I could see blood dripping from my ear onto my jacket.

“I am still shocked.”

Lorentz James Warren, 20, and Jacob Ramos, 19, have been charged with aggravated robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident, ABC News reports.

Police were called to the Erpington Road housing complex at around 7.15pm after reporting a disturbance in one of the units and the sound of objects smashing.

Police will claim they arrived to find the men trying to flee in a stolen car.

Police were called to Jindalee Retirement Community in Hamilton Hill at around 7.15pm on Sunday

Police were called to Jindalee Retirement Community in Hamilton Hill at around 7.15pm on Sunday

A photo taken at the scene shows a smashed window at a unit complex in the retirement village

A photo taken at the scene shows a smashed window at a unit complex in the retirement village

Ramos was reportedly pulled from the car by officers while Warren was reportedly taken off on foot before being arrested shortly after being stopped by a police dog and his handler.

Warren faced court via audio link on Monday from the Royal Perth Hospital, where he was being treated for a dog bite, while Ramos later attended an in-person hearing.

Both men have not applied for bail and are due to appear at Fremantle Magistrates’ Court next week.

Superintendent David Dench said the alleged assault was a “terrible crime”.

“It’s definitely cowardly, it’s a terrible, terrible crime against the victim who was just minding his own business not far from home,” he said.

Footage taken by WA Police shows officers arresting one of the men charged with the attack

Footage taken by WA Police shows officers arresting one of the men charged with the attack

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