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「そいつあ」 is a colloquial pronunciation of 「そいつは」. This is most common among male speakers around Tokyo in their informal speech. It is not something they would use in school or business. Particle 「は」 is often pronounced like 「あ」 in other areas as well when combined with certain words in informal situations. For example: 「それは」("That is ~~.") ⇒ 「そりゃあ」 or ...
The 'あ' is a kind of intornation of 'は' in Edo, where is now called as Tokyo. It sounds a little old fashioned and very frank situation. Often, I hear it in Rakugo.
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