Cops seek thug who robbed blind man

A blind man is robbed of his gold chain in a park in the Warden Ave. and Finch Ave. E. area Monday,...

A blind man is robbed of his gold chain in a park in the Warden Ave. and Finch Ave. E. area Monday, May 5, 2014. (Toronto Police video frame grab)

Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:29 AM ET

TORONTO - Kandiah remembers the man’s rough hand grabbing him by the back of the neck.

He remembers the gold chain he’s worn for more than 20 years being yanked clean off.

He remembers spinning around, swinging his cane and, finally, crashing to the ground.

But Kandiah, which is not the 63-year-old man’s given name, could only see his attacker through a thick veil of red dust. It’s how he’s seen everything since 2007, after the onset of complications from diabetes. He is legally blind.


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