August 23, 2012

Blind man mugged at Lewiston gas station

Police say the 31-year-old victim was robbed of pain medication, a cellphone, a health insurance card and about $200 in cash.

The Associated Press

LEWISTON — A blind Rumford man who uses a wheelchair says he fears a pair of men who robbed him won't face prosecution because he won't be able to identify them.

The 31-year-old victim says he was outside a Lewiston gas station Tuesday night waiting for his brother when the men approached and asked for a cigarette.

He tells the Sun Journal that "being a nice guy," he gave them one. The suspects said he was too close to the gas pumps, so he moved to the side of the store.

They shoved him and grabbed a bag he was holding containing pain medication, a cellphone, a health insurance card and about $200 in cash.

One suspect has been arrested, but police are still investigating. The victim's possessions have not been recovered.

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