& # 39; He held himself & # 39 ;: Grandpa, 60, beaten to death by thieves in a house invasion is remembered as a quiet family man who loved his two dogs
- A 60-year-old grandfather was killed by three masked home invaders
- It is known that Philip Steele opened the door to his attackers on Monday
- He was rushed to the hospital at 2:30 am, but died shortly thereafter of his injuries
- Neighbors humiliate after the brutal attack on a man who & # 39; keeps himself & # 39;
Alex Chapman for daily post Australia
A community has fallen behind when an older man was killed in his own home by three masked intruders.
Philip Steele, 60, was attacked early Monday morning by his three men, armed with knives and baseball bats, in his home Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle in the Hunter region, while his two brothers slept close by.
He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital at about 2.30 pm after having suffered serious injuries, but died shortly thereafter.
Now blocking residents in the same street as the victim block their homes, it's astonishing that the attack is only & # 39; a few doors away & # 39; can take place.
60-year-old grandfather to 11 Philip Steele (photo) was brutally attacked in his house
Mr. Steele lived with his two brothers at home, who slept at the time of the attack, after his parents died, a resident told the Newcastle Herald.
The neighbor said that Steele usually kept & # 39; for himself & # 39 ;, but he saw his two dogs constantly walking down the street.
& # 39; You think that such a thing will never happen and then it does a few doors. & # 39;
The police think Mr. Steele opened the door to the three men as they approached the house.
His brothers, Gary and Trevor, were in the house at the time but were not injured.
The attackers had meanwhile covered their faces with masks while they killed the grandfather.
The two brothers of the older man were also in the house and help the police (photo)
The police understand the trio and then went to Mr Steele's bedroom before he fled the stage.
A stolen car can be the center of a police investigation, the authorities say.
A blue Holden Astra was found in Charlestown hours after death, about 30 km away from the crime scene.
The bumper of a car was also found on Kenibea Avenue, only streets from where the murder took place.
Police investigations are being continued with the brothers of Mr. Steele who assist officers.
Authorities believe that they include a number of leads, but have not yet released information about potential attackers.
Meanwhile, three masked attackers are on the run, more than 24 hours after the attack