Peter Edmonds, 68, suffered a black eye and lost a tooth when he fought off the intruder.
The thief demanded Edmonds turn over the keys to his Ford Focus. When he refused, the thug pummeled him in the face as the victim's mother watch in horror.
The crime occurred near Birmingham, England in the West Midlands area. It was reported Feb. 28, 2015.
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Now the OAP has agreed to a picture of his injuries being released in a bid to track the attacker, who fled empty handed from The Broadway home after being jabbed in the face with the metal rod.
Detective Constable Emily Sparkes, from West Midlands Police, said: “The level of violence used in this incident was excessive and gratuitous. Not only has Mr Edmonds been left injured and traumatised, but the attack happened in front of his elderly mother who is equally distressed.
“He has sustained a swollen and bruised eye, a tooth being knocked out and a large cut to the head. Due to the scale of the attack, he is lucky not to have been more seriously injured.
“We are doing all we can to find whoever was responsible for this attack − including examining CCTV from the area and carrying out forensic inquiries at the scene.
“However, we do need the public’s help and we think the attacker may have been injured during the assault.”
The thief was described as black, in his 30s, six feet tall and wearing a navy padded jacket.
DC Sparkes added: “I would urge people to do the right thing. If you know someone who matches the description given and who came home injured last Thursday please call us on 101.”
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