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Central Florida deputy foils plan to rob iPads

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A plot to rob a shipment of Apple’s newest iPad from a central Florida store was foiled by an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy.

The sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Jasmin Roman and 26-year-old Juan Carlos Ortiz Valez bought guns, handcuffs, black clothes and other items to rob the Best Buy store near Orlando’s Florida Mall early Thursday.

The Orlando Sentinel (
http://thesent.nl/x7w2VG) reports the plot was foiled by a deputy patrolling the area in an unmarked vehicle. The deputy became suspicious after spotting a U-Haul. The couple eventually told arriving deputies of their plan.

Roman, a Best Buy employee, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit kidnapping with a gun. Valez, a former store employee, was arrested on a count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping with a gun.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel,
http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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