A brave have-a-go hero has told the Resident how he risked his life to save an 85-year-old British woman during a robbery in Cerro Grande, Albufeira.
According to András – a Hungarian who for some reason refused to give his last name – he was alerted to the woman’s “pitiful cries” coming from her house, next door to his, last Monday morning.
He told us: “I ran over to her house and saw that the door was open. My neighbour was on the ground next to the door. When I tried to enter, the burglar flung the door into me and stabbed me.
“It wasn’t an act of self-defence. His thrust was meant to kill”.
Emergency services were called and András was rushed to the hospital with injuries to his arm and chest. Twenty stitches later, he is recovering at home, as is his neighbour whose son is believed to be travelling to the Algarve to be with her
András, who has lived in the Algarve for five years and works as a musician, said he had seen a “dark-skinned man with a mask over his mouth” trying to break into his neighbour’s house a couple of weeks ago and thus had been “keeping an eye out for her”.
“She lives alone. She’s got memory and mobility problems and my girlfriend and I try to help her with whatever we can,” he explained.
GNR police have confirmed they are investigating.