- Doug Dilger, 90, was brutally attacked and robbed in his own home on Friday
- A masked intruder left the man with severe head injuries and covered in blood
- Mr Dilger’s neighbours in a small Queensland town are desperate for answers
Residents of a small Queensland town have been left shattered after an elderly man was assaulted in his home.
Doug Dilger was cooking dinner about 7.30pm on Friday night when a masked intruder burst into his home.
The beloved 90-year-old was bashed and robbed , leaving him with severe head injuries, a broken jaw and a fractured eye socket, Nine News reported.
Doug Dilger (pictured), 90, was beaten and robbed in his own home as he cooked dinner on Friday night
Mr Dilger crawled next door to an ambulance station, covered in his own blood, after the brutal and callous attack.
Paramedics transported the man to Bundaberg Base Hospital, and was not stabilised for another 24 hours.
His attacker has not been apprehended by police, who are searching for more information, as well as footage from dashcams and nearby CCTV.
The brutal attack, which left the man with severe head injuries and covered in blood, has left residents in Childers, a small Queensland town, shaken
Childers resident Georgie Brown told Nine the event had left the small town on edge.
‘It’s really shaken up the community. You don’t think it happens in Childers,’ she said.
Others told the program Mr Dilger was ‘a gentle soul’, and a ‘lovely old guy’.
Mr Dilger remains in a serious condition, but doctors hope tomorrow he will be stable enough to be flown to Brisbane for emergency surgery.
Doug remains in a serious condition, and his attacker has not been caught by police