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Opole. The 82-year-old fell with money in his hands and did not give it to the bandit even after being stabbed

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The attacker pushed the old man and he fell with money in his hands. The wounded 82-year-old did not let them go even after three blows with a penknife. The District Prosecutor's Office in Opole filed an indictment against 54-year-old Edward K., who attacked and tried to rob 82-year-old Heinrich M.

On Monday, the District Prosecutor's Office in Opole announced that the accused, 54-year-old Edward K., faces life imprisonment for attempted murder and robbery. The incident took place in mid-December last year. According to the findings of the investigation, Edward K. observed customers of one of the bank branches in the center of Opole. When he saw an older man leaving the bank with a purse in his hand, he followed his victim.

He stabbed the senior with a knife

After walking several hundred meters, the attacker pushed the 82-year-old from behind, and when he fell, he tried to grab the purse containing PLN 20,000 from his hands. The robber did not let the money out of his hands, so the bandit stabbed him three times in the chest with a penknife. It didn't help. Surprised by the determined attitude of the attacked person, the attacker fled the scene without loot. The injured senior was taken to hospital.

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Based on the surveillance, the police determined the identity of the attacker and within a few hours of the incident, they detained Edward K., and a penknife with traces of the victim's blood was found in his possession. As it turned out, he had previously been convicted of property crimes.

The prosecutor classified the attack as attempted murder related to a robbery. In the opinion of the investigators, the accused, by stabbing the lying person three times with a knife aimed at a sensitive area of ​​the body, at least accepted that it could cause the victim's death. For the alleged crime, Edward K. faces a prison sentence of 15 to 30 years or life imprisonment.

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