Feb 4, 2010 3:33 PM by David Ortiviz

$1,500 reward offered in elderly attack case

A elderly man in Pueblo continues to recover from broken ribs and other severe injuries he suffered during an attack inside his own home nearly two weeks ago. Now, an organization that provides senior services is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

On February 23, Michael Lindvay, 95, was attacked and robbed during a home invasion. It happened around 5:30 p.m. on the 1700 block of Stone Ave. near St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Pueblo Police say someone knocked on Lindvay's back door and asked to borrow some sugar. When Lindvay turned around, the suspect threw him down a flight of stairs and tried to smother him with a plastic bag. Police say the suspect stole money from inside the home.

City councilman Ray Aguilera was outraged by this heinous crime, which happened in his district. Aguilera convinced the Senior Resource Development to help find the attacker. SRDA's Board of Directors is offering a $1,000 reward in the case.

At a news conference Thursday, Pueblo Crime Stoppers said it would add an additional $500 to the reward for a total of $1,500. If you have any information about this crime, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP.

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