Elderly Waco man hit with pipe and robbed


Waco police are looking for those responsible for hurting and robbing 82-year-old man Saturday morning around 12:20.

The incident happened on the victim’s front porch when he got out of his truck. 

Joe Whitaker has lived in the neighborhood near West Ave and N. 12th St for 50 years. 

He says as he returned from gambling with friends with about $2,600 (police say almost $3,000) upon getting out of his truck, someone hit him with a metal pipe over this head. 

He was able to call police and was taken to the hospital where he got four stitches on the back of his head. 

Whitaker says he doesn’t know what the suspects look like because he was hit from behind, but believes there was more than one. 

Police say he gambled at the game room, but Whitaker says he played dice in a house, not a game room. 

If you have any information about this incident, call police or Crime Stoppers. 

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