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iPad robber arrested on SkyTrain for probation breach

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A man convicted in connection with the high-profile 2012 robbery of a disabled woman was arrested Monday for breaching his probation, say Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

Transit Police were conducting fare-enforcement at Commercial SkyTrain station in Vancouver when they found John Eugene Lagimodiere, 33, was in breach of a probation condition to not be on any SkyTrain vehicle or property.

Lagimodiere was one of two men arrested for the May 2012 robbery of a woman with cerebral palsy of her iPad, which she relied on to communicate. The robbery happened as the woman tried to board an elevator at Metrotown SkyTrain station in Burnaby.

While originally charged with robbery, Lagimodiere was eventually convicted of the lesser offence of assault and sentenced to one day in jail and two years probation.

He was arrested and charged with breach of probation and released on an undertaking by a judge with the same condition to avoid SkyTrain property. His next court date is set for June 10 in Vancouver.

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