A burglar was left with serious injuries after he tried to force his way past an 83-year-old black belt home owner in Brisbane last night.
Police are searching for the intruder, a man in his thirties, after he broke into the home of 83-year-old Edwin Dowdy and his wife Jutta, 76, in Kenmore at 8.30pm (AEST).
When the couple realised someone was in their home Mr Dowdy took a knife he kept for security in the lounge room and went to confront the man, The Sunday Mail reports.
Mr Dowdy warned the intruder that he was armed but the man tried to push past him and ran into the blade, suffering a wound to the stomach.
Bleeding heavily, the burglar managed to snatch two of Mrs Dowdy's handbags before running onto the balcony and jumping to the ground.
The Dowdys ran after him and saw him trying to break into a car parked nearby in the street before fleeing on foot.
The robber left a long trail of blood from the Dowdy's balcony and down the street.
Police are calling for people to help find the man saying the amount of blood at the scene "indicated that the man needs urgent medical attention".
Mrs Dowdy is also a black belt in karate.
Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Nick Pearson.
Source: The Sunday Mail.