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Second suspect in SkyTrain iPad robbery sentenced

The second of two men charged for the robbery of an iPad from a disabled woman has been convicted and sentenced, according to Transit Police.

In a crime that outraged the public, two men robbed the victim May 10, 2012 as she tried to board an elevator at Metrotown SkyTrain station in Burnaby. The young woman, who is deaf, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, relies on her iPad to communicate.

Less than a week later, on May 16, the first suspect was arrested by Transit Police and charged with robbery. New Westminster resident John Eugene Lagimodiere, 32, pled guilty to theft under $5,000 and was sentenced to one day in custody and two years probation.

The second suspect, New Westminster resident David Clayton Ned, 33, was arrested July 26 by Transit Police following intense media coverage and also charged with robbery.

Ned has been in custody since then and pled guilty to robbery on the second day of his trial. He has been sentenced to one year in jail, including time served, and two years probation. He is under conditions not to possess any weapons nor to be found on any SkyTrain vehicle or property.

As for the victim, after media reports of the case, a Good Samaritan bought her a new iPad.

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