Teenager steals an iPad - level 3

Teenager steals an iPad - level 3

31-08-2015 15:00

A thief who stole an iPad from a four-year-old child in July has been caught by police in Florida. This CCTV footage shows the moment the teenager snatches the tablet from the hands of the child at a beauty salon in Tamarac. The victim was reportedly playing games on the iPad while he waited for his mother who works at the salon.

Police released the video footage and a description of the teenage robber, offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. According to news reports citing the Broward Sheriff's Office, the arrest was made this month when the 16-year-old thief was apprehended by police and charged with one count of strong-arm robbery.

In a positive twist to the story, it's also reported that on hearing about the robbery, Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. donated a replacement iPad to the salon.

Meanwhile, the teenager remains in police custody while prosecutors decide whether or not he should be tried as an adult.

Difficult words: CCTV (security camera), footage (video), snatch (steal; take quickly), apprehend (arrest), custody (prison), prosecutor (somebody like a lawyer).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

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