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A suspect has been arrested and charged for robbing a 73-year-old blind man at his Long Island City home twice.

A Brooklyn man has been arrested for robbing a blind 73-year-old twice at his Long Island City home.

Ronald Rhodes, 46, has been charged with burglary, robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Rhodes allegedly first robbed the victim on June 29 at 11:15 a.m. According to authorities, he followed the 73-year-old into his home near 41st Avenue and 21st Street, approached him from behind, snatched his chain off his neck, then fled on foot.

On July 9, at 1:15 p.m. the suspect followed the same man to his home and forced his way into the residence, said police. Grabbing the victim by his throat, the suspect threw him to the floor and the victim lost consciousness. The suspect took electronic equipment before fleeing on foot.

The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition.




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