- A man, 90, relived the moment a masked intruder bashed him in his own home
- Doug Dilger explained how the cruel intruder repeatedly punched his head
- He was inside his Childers home cooking dinner when the cruel thug appeared
- The offender left Mr Dilger with a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and jaw
An elderly Queensland man has relived the horrifying moment a masked intruder bashed him in his own home.
From his hospital bed in Bundaberg Doug Dilger explained how the cruel intruder repeatedly punched him in the head, after bursting through the back door and demanding money.
The 90-year-old was inside his Childers home cooking fish and potatoes for dinner when the thug appeared and began the assault.
Doug Dilger (pictured) has explained how the cruel intruder repeatedly punched his head
He was inside his Childers home (pictured) cooking dinner when the thug appeared
‘I just struggled and struggled and he tried to choke me… he kept asking for the money,’ Mr Dilger told 9 News.
‘I said I didn’t have any and he said, ”I heard you did have”,’ he said.
The offender eventually took off, but left Mr Dilger with a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and jaw.
Alarm was raised by a passerby who saw a frail Mr Dilger stumble from his home.
Despite initial concerns that Mr Dilger wasn’t going to make it, he pulled through however was rushed to Brisbane for emergency facial surgery.
He will spend Christmas recovering in Bundaberg Hospital.
The offender left Mr Dilger (pictured) with a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and jaw
After expressing his anger that someone would target a person of his age, Mr Dilger said his attacker was most certainly a ‘lowlife’.
Police are desperately seeking to hunt down the attacker, searching through hours of CCTV footage from the Childers area.
Wide Bay-Burnett District Detective Inspector Gary Pendeford has appealed for anyone in Childers between 4:30pm – 7:30pm on December 15 to come forward.
He emphasised the smallest of information, could lead to a breakthrough.