Man who stole disabled woman's iPad jailed 1 year
Cassie Campbell had her iPad stolen by thieves while she was riding the SkyTrain in May 2012. (CTV)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:29PM PST
VANCOUVER - A second man charged for stealing an iPad from a disabled woman at a SkyTrain station in Burnaby, B.C., has been sentenced to one year in jail.
Thirty-three-year-old David Clayton Ned has also received two years' probation and is not permitted on any SkyTrain vehicle or property following the theft in May of last year.
Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan says Ned, who was arrested more than two months later and has remained in custody, pleaded guilty to robbery on the second day of his trial.
Cassie Campbell, who is deaf, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was trying to board an elevator at the Metrotown station when her iPad was snatched.
Thirty-two-year-old John Eugene Lagimodiere was arrested less than a week after the robbery and was sentenced to one day in custody.
News of the incident prompted a Good Samaritan to buy Campbell a new iPad, which she uses to communicate.