Police: Mom turns in teen accused of stealing toddler's iPad in Houston

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Police: 'Thug' steals tot's iPad, knocks him down
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HPD investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they are describing as a 'thug' for stealing from a toddler

HOUSTON -- The 16-year-old teenager caught on surveillance video stealing an iPad from a toddler has been arrested after he was turned in by his own mother.

Surveillance video from the April 19 incident shows a male in the parking lot of a washateria in the 8600 block of Tidwell. It shows him grabbing an iPad from a 2-year-old boy and knocking him over in the process.

The child suffered minor bumps and bruises from the robbery.

The suspect's mother saw the video on television, realized it was her son and turned him in.

Investigators say the teen, whose name isn't being released, confessed.

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