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Suspect accused of stealing iPad from disabled man arrested

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This man was caught on surveillance video shortly before the iPad was stolen This man was caught on surveillance video shortly before the iPad was stolen
30-year-old Kevin Dopkins makes his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. 30-year-old Kevin Dopkins makes his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Just hours after airing the story on KHQ Tuesday night, Spokane Police booked 30-year-old Kevin Dopkins into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of Second Degree Robbery. 

Dopkins is accused of stealing an iPad from a developmentally disabled man in the parking lot of a Walgreen's on the south hill Tuesday morning. Police said just a few hours after the crime was reported, they were able to track down Dopkins, arrest him and return the iPad to the victim. Police said they found Dopkins hiding in a storage closet in an apartment in Spokane Valley.

Laura Lavoie was with her son Matthew at the Walgreens store on 29th and Grand to get a prescription filled on Tuesday. Matthew, 20, who has Down syndrome just had dental surgery and was waiting in the car listening to Christmas music on his iPad while his mom went in to the pharmacy.

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Dopkins declined an interview request from KHQ. He will make his first appearance on Wednesday. 

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