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Teen arrested after snatching iPad from 4-year-old boy, deputies say

Aaron Sapp, 16, faces strong-arm robbery, violation of probation charges

TAMARAC, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff's Office has made an arrest after surveillance video showing a teenager snatching an iPad from a 4-year-old boy at a hair salon in Tamarac went viral.

Aaron Sapp, 16, faces one count of strong-arm robbery, a felony, and one count of violation of probation.

Deputies said several anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers brought them to Sapp, who they said ran as detectives and Sapp's mother went to his home Monday.

The robbery was reported July 24 at Grace Salon, in Tamarac.

Surveillance video shows a teen, believed to be Sapp, pacing back and forth outside the salon before entering and asking if his mother was inside.

As the salon owner turns to check, the teen snatches the salon's iPad from the boy, who was watching cartoons as he waited for his mother to finish her shift.

Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. later donated a replacement iPad to the salon.

Deputies said Sapp was on probation for unrelated charges at the time of the robbery.

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