An 80-year-old woman was killed and her husband was injured during an alleged robbery that occurred overnight in a town in the municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the Guarda district.

According to GNR source, the alert for what happened in the village of Horta, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, was given around midnight.

The alleged robbery inside the couple’s residence resulted in the woman’s death, while her 80-year-old husband was injured and was transported to the Sousa Martins Hospital in Guarda for treatment, the source told Lusa news agency.

The GNR of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, which belongs to the Territorial Command of the Guard, initially took account of the occurrence, but the investigation passed to the Judiciary Police.