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Suspect Steals iPad From Blind Woman’s Home

Reporting: Christine D'Antonio
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CENTER TOWNSHIP  (KDKA) – A Butler County woman is pleading with the person who stole her iPad to return it.

According to police, the incident happened at a home in the 600-block of Oneida Valley Road in Center Township. Sometime between Dec. 25 and 26, the suspect removed the iPad from the home.

The victim, Tara Young, is legally blind and used the iPad – which she won during a Chicora Fire Department gun raffle – to complete daily tasks.

The barcode scanner, money identifier and light detector apps all helped her significantly.

“It hurts,” said Young. “It’s hard because it wasn’t just an iPad that was used for socialization or whatever; it was used in daily living.”

Young says she lent her niece the iPad; and on Christmas, someone broke into her sister’s home and stole it.

She only had the iPad for four months, but it changed her life.

“Things that sighted people take for granted every day, this wonderful device that I had helped me to be on the same playing field,” Young said.

She’s asking that whoever stole it simply give it back as it’s not just a computer to her; it’s a life changer.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police in Butler.

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