An 87-year-old man requires surgery after he was injured in an attack by two men who broke into his home before robbing him.
Arthur 'Bob' Gumbley, was found lying on the floor and covered in blood at his home in Endwood Drive in Sutton Coldfield, shortly before 22:00 on 21 November.
Police say he had been bunched in the face and kicked whilst on the floor.
Arthur was taken to hospital where he is being treated for severe bruising to his left eye, both hands and right arm, which will require surgery. He also suffered bruising to he back of his neck and chest, as well as other facial injuries.
The force believe the robbery took place between 20:00 and 22:00. The robbers 'ransacked the house' according to police and stole cash from Arthur's wallet. It is not yet known if any other items were taken.
The suspects are both described as white, with one in his late teens and the other in his mid-twenties.
Detective Inspector John Quilty said:
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 828 of 21 November or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.