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Visually impaired man's mobility cane stolen during violent robbery

04/30/2015 08:35 EDT | Updated 08/07/2015 07:59 EDT
A visually impaired man was assaulted, robbed and left to walk home without his mobility cane, according to Toronto police.

On April 25, the 57-year-old man was getting off a TTC bus in the Morningside Avenue and Beath Street in Scarborough around 12:30 a.m. when he was approached by a man he didn't know. 

The assailant, according to police, cut the man's throat, took his wallet and also stole his mobility cane before fleeing. The victim was forced to make his way home without his cane or help. 

Emilio Georgiev, 22, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged with:

- Robbery

- Assault causing bodily harm

- Failure to comply with recognizance

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