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UPDATE: lowlife who stole an iPad from a 4-year-old – IN CUSTODY

UPDATED AUG 11,2015 – After surveillance video from a Tamarac salon showing a teen snatching an iPad from the hands of a 4-year-old made nationwide news, viewers stepped up and identified the robber through several anonymous tips called in to Crime Stoppers of Broward County.

Aaron Sapp, 16, of Lauderhill is facing one count of strong-arm robbery, a felony, and one count of violation of probation. When several tipsters reported his name to Crime Stoppers, Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives discovered he was on probation and located him through his probation officer. When detectives, along with Sapp’s mother, went to his home Aug. 10, Sapp tried to run, but he was quickly taken into custody.

The robbery happened before 7 p.m. July 24 inside the Grace Salon in Tamarac. The victim was watching cartoons on the tablet as he waited for his mom. Sapp is seen on surveillance video pacing back and forth outside. Then he opened the front door and asked an employee if his mother was there. When the employee turned her head away to look, the teen snatched the iPad from the child’s hands and ran. The 4-year-old victim, whose mother works at the salon, was not injured.

 

UPDATED Aug 4, 2015: BSO have released new surveillance pictures of the lowlife who stole an iPad from a 4-year-old child.  Last week we posted surveillance video (above).  Here are the new pictures (below) and information:

Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives have released a few additional images of the strong-arm robber who swiped an iPad from a little boy July 24 in Tamarac. Detectives are looking for tips that will help identify the suspect. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.ipadsnatcher4

Surveillance video captured the robbery, which happened just before 7 p.m. July 24 inside the Grace Salon in Tamarac. The victim was watching cartoons on the tablet as he waited for his mom. The apparent teen-aged robber is seen on surveillance video pacing back and forth outside. Then he opened the front door and asked an employee if his mother was there. When the employee turned her head away to look, the teen snatched the iPad from the child’s hands and ran. Witnesses described the suspect as about 5-foot-6 with a thin build. His hair was shaved on the side with twists on top. He was wearing a purple T-shirt with INVS written across the front, beige, baggy shorts and black slides with socks. The 4-year-old victim, whose mother works at the salon, was not injured.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mark Copley at (954) 321-4270 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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By Mark Young, SouthFloridaReporter.com Managing Editor, July 29, 2015 – We know that criminals are low-lifes, well here’s one who is is far down that he has to steal an iPad from a 4-year old child. If you know this creep call Crime Stoppers and get a reward for turning him in.

Tamarac – As a 4-year-old boy watched cartoons on an iPad as he waited for his mom inside a Tamarac salon, a teenager paced back and forth outside. Then he opened the front door and asked an employee if his mother was there. When the employee turned her head away to look, the teen snatched the iPad from the child’s hands and ran.

Surveillance video captured the robbery, which happened just before 7 p.m. July 24 inside the Grace Salon in Tamarac. Witnesses described the suspect as about 5-foot-6 with a thin build. His hair was shaved on the side with twists on top. He was wearing a purple T-shirt with INVS written across the front, beige, baggy shorts and black slides with socks. The 4-year-old victim, whose mother works at the salon, was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mark Copley at (954) 321-4270 or report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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