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A 31-year-old man has been sent down for 5 and a half years following his attack on an 85-year-old woman in Vorarlberg.
The Romanian man received a 5 and a half year prison sentence for gaining entry to and robbing the home of an 85-year-old woman with a fellow Romanian in March 2011.
The two men were caught red handed by the pensioner in the early hours of the morning on 12 March 2011.
The woman had been woken up by noises and gone in search of the source. The men were surprised and threw the woman to the floor.
One of the men held a hand over her mouth and kept her still as the other searched the remaining rooms of her home for valuables. The thieves made off with goods to the value of 200 Euro and the pensioner was later taken into hospital.
In November 2012 one of the men man was arrested at a security checkpoint at Salzburg main train station. He confessed to the attack on the 85-year-old. The man and his accomplice were part of a criminal organisation specialising in begging and according to police they have been linked to further break-in in Vorarlberg.
He finally stood before the District Court in Feldkirch on Thursday (10 January 2013) and was charged with robbery and concealment of stolen goods.
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