82-year-old café owner dies in violent assault in Arganil

The body of the 82-year-old owner of a café/ corner shop in the borough of Arganil (Coimbra) was found bound and gagged in his home above the premises on Monday night.

According to reports, António Martins was last seen alive at 6.30pm. Around 9.30pm his son-in-law noticed the house in darkness, “which was not normal” and on entering the house, he found Martins dead.

The old man’s killers had made off with money, cigarettes and the cash register, writes Correio da Manhã.

With an autopsy due today, “first analysis of the body shows a head wound”, adds the paper, suggesting police may be working on the theory that Martins knew his killers, and willingly let them in.

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