"Why Did They Beat An Old Man?"


POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:09am

Three Texas teens arrested in the assault and theft of a 91-year-old vet. Justin Willis reports.

(KSEE) he incident is still fresh in Josef Martin's memory.

"They shoved a gun in my rib. He goes to my mouth and wanted me to open my mouth, and then he hit me in the side with the back of the pistol, and then shoved it again, and hit me in the back of the head again."

Martin says they took $200, which was going to get him to his next social security check.

They took jewelry, rings, and other mementos from his 91 years.

"But i'm glad they got caught, and I hope they put them away for a long time."

Sheriff Margaret Sims says the suspects, two 15 year olds, and a 12 year old, are gang members.

She says there were at least 4 robberies committed in one night by this group in October in the olive and willow area.

In one incident, they're accused of stealing a rifle and jewelry, and trading those for marijuana.

"They were cowards because when they were confronted with someone they thought would put up significant resistance they left but when they found somebody they saw as vulnerable they attacked," said Sheriff Mims.

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