Suspect steals toddler's iPad in Texas, knocks him to ground

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Police say a man approached two small children near their mother's vehicle. He reportedly took the iPad from one of the children (KTRK)

Houston Police Department investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they are describing as a "thug" for stealing from a toddler.

The robbery happened April 19 at a Washateria in the 8600 block of Tidwell. Surveillance video taken from the area shows a male suspect pacing the sidewalk for a few minutes. A two-yea- old can be seen playing with a mini iPad with his seven-year-old sister right next to him. Officers say the children's mother was taking clothes in and out of the Washateria when the suspect lunged at the two-year-old, ripped the mini iPad from the child and then pushed him to the ground before fleeing the scene.

The child suffered minor bumps and bruises from the robbery.

Investigators are now looking into whether this suspect could be linked to another six or seven crimes of opportunities in the area over the last several months.

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