The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) has called for more protection of the aged following Wednesday night’s attack on an elderly St Peter couple.
While condemning the incident, president Ed Bushell urged authorities to step up safety programmes for seniors so they “may experience a reasonable level of comfort and security”.
He said BARP “deplores the escalating violence against the elderly”.
The couple were tied up, robbed and beaten by two armed masked men in their home at Richmond Plantation. Their attackers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and their white Chevrolet Aveo motorcar.
According to reports, the couple was beaten with cutlasses and stamped about their bodies.