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Man arrested for stealing necklace from boy

January 30, 2010 12:47:36 AM PST
Los Angeles police arrested a man who snatched a gold chain from a 5-year-old boy, knocking him to the ground.Acting on a tip, police said they arrested 18-year-old German Palma. Palma was taken into custody on Tuesday at his residence in South Los Angeles.

Palma is charged with robbery. His bail is set at $50,000.

The actual robbery happened January 4, 2010. Surveillance video showed the suspect on a bicycle. He approaches the boy, rips the gold chain off his neck and pedals away.

The young victim was standing on the sidewalk near a restaurant in the 5300 block of South Main Street, where he and his family had just finished eating.