Pensioner chained by burglar

A Styrian pensioner was beaten and chained up by a robber yesterday (Thurs), police in St. Margarethen an der Raab have said.The 75-year-old woman was in the bathroom of her house when a masked man suddenly appeared. The criminal, who did not say a word during the whole break-in, punched the woman in the face before chaining her to a handrail in the room.The attacker then searched the whole house before fleeing with cash and jewellery of undisclosed value on a bicycle.Only on Tuesday, a 87-year-old woman was locked in by a burglar in her home in Amstetten, Lower Austria.