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Blind man robbed at gunpoint, suspect unknown

Staff Reports • May 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM

A blind man was robbed early Sunday morning after he was approached and threatened by an unknown suspect while sitting on a bench in Johnson City, a police release said.

According to police, officers were sent to the John Sevier Center, 141 E. Market St., on a robbery report. The victim told officers he was on a bench at the intersection of North Roan and King streets when the suspect approached him and asked him how he was doing. The victim told the suspect to mind his own business and the suspect told him that he had a gun pointed at his head.

The release said the suspect allegedly demanded the victim give him the gold ring on his finger and any money he had on him, or he would kill him.

The victim gave him the items and the suspect ran away.