A 33-year-old New Westminster man has been sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation for robbing an iPad from a young wheelchair-bound woman at a SkyTrain station last May.
The robbery happened on May 10, 2012 as Cassie Campbell, who is deaf and has cerebral palsy, tried to get onto an elevator at Metrotown SkyTrain station in Burnaby.
Media attention helped Transit Police track down 32-year-old John Eugene Lagimodiere, who was arrested six days after the attack.
He pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 and was sentenced to one day in custody and two years probation.
The second suspect, David Clayton Ned, was arrested on July 26. He pleaded guilty to robbery on the second day of his trial and has remained in custody since his arrest.
He has been sentenced to one year in jail, including time served, and two years probation. His conditions include not to possess any weapons and not be found on any SkyTrain vehicle or property.
After the news of the robbery broke, a Good Samaritan bought Campbell a new iPad, which she uses to communicate.