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Teen charged in mugging of visually-impaired man in Scarborough

Toronto police have charged a teen in connection with the mugging of a visually-impaired man last week and two other robberies.

On May 5, a 63-year-old man was walking through a park on Bridletowne Circle, near Warden and Finch avenues, when the accused allegedly grabbed a chain from around the man’s neck and fled.

Officers now say the same suspect robbed two other people in the days that followed — taking gold chains from a 33-year-old woman walking home from Bridletowne Mall with her child and a 50-year-old woman who was crossing the intersection of Finch and Middlefield Road.

Police had security video of the first attack, which they released, and were able to identify and arrest the suspect.

They said they searched the suspect’s Toronto home and seized evidence from the robberies.

Deshayne Newman, 19, was arrested on Sunday and charged with three counts each of robbery and failing to comply with probation.

He appeared in court on Monday.