Suspect robs 73-year-old blind man twice

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Police are looking for a suspect wanted in two home invasions at the Long Island City residence of a 73-year-old blind man.

The first robbery occurred on June 29 at 11:15 a.m. The suspect followed the victim into his home near 41st Avenue and 21st Street, approached him from behind, snatched his chain off his neck, then fled on foot, said cops.

On July 9, at 1:15 p.m. the suspect followed the same 73-year-old man to his home and forced his way into the residence, according to 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.

Police describe the suspect as black, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10” tall and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, a fitted NY Yankees hat and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



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