Robert Gollberg’s 70-year-old brother Bernard hasn’t left the hospital since being assaulted on July 17 in his own home.

“It’s been hard,” said Gollberg.

His neck was broken.

“Right now he’s on a respirator they’re trying to wean him off of it,” said Gollberg. “Hopefully he will make it through, there’s a chance he will be paralyzed.”

It was in the center of the day that a thin African American person about 6 feet 5 inches tall appeared at the gate in Texas City’s 200 block south of 12th Avenue.

“He asked him if he wanted to buy some insurance or something and he said no, and they pushed their way into the house punched him and hit him in the sternum, knocked him to the ground, and hit his head,” Gollberg said. “That’s when he says he hears his neck break.”

The man threw a sheet over the head of Gollberg to prevent him from seeing.

Golberg said he heard voices and told the police and his brother, Robert, about them. He was beaten by as many as four people.

Robert Gollberg said Bernard was asked by the intruders whether he had any guns.

He told them that they were locked in a safe and that the combination he couldn’t remember.

“I think they tried to beat the combination out of him. He said someone kicked him in the head a few times,” Gollberg said.

The most assailants found was $100.

Call Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers at 409-945-8477 if you have any data about the situation.

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