Elderly World War II Vet Tied Up, Beaten And Robbed In Indiana Home


Police in a small Indiana town are investigating a home invasion robbery that left a 94-year-old World War II veteran severely beaten Friday morning.

Two masked men broke into Hershel “Bud” Moore’s home in Arcadia, Hamilton County, the Daily Mail reports.

They tied the victim up and beat him before ransacking the house, Deputy Bryant Orem confirmed, stealing a large amount of money.

According to the Indystar.com, Moore managed to free himself by biting one of his attackers on the finger and calling for help after Friday’s home invasion.

Deputy Orem said the two robbers are described as two males wearing masks.

A social media campaign supporting the veteran has been launched, with a Go Fund Me account raising over $1,500 out of $5,000 as of this writing.

Friends have also created a Facebook page called “Justice for Bud,” in support of their friend and neighbor.

Police in Hamilton County are calling out to the public for help in locating two suspects who they want to question in connection with the case.

The elderly veteran suffered extensive bruising to the side of his face after he was pistol-whipped by the two assailants.

Moore’s friend Mike Probst told WTHR.com that residents of Arcadia are outraged by the incident. 

“[I was] pretty much irate,” Probst said. “Made me mad that someone would go in and do this to a helpless man. Hopefully justice prevails and either the police or someone else will find them and I'm sure...they'll get their karma.”

Sources: Daily MailIndystar.comWTHR.com

Image Credit: Justice for Bud via WTHR.comWISH-TV


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