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Friends, family react to death of teenager over iPad

Jennifer Kastner

Friends, family react to death of teenager over iPad

CREATED May. 17, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Devastating news surrounding Thursday's roadside robbery of a 15-year-old boy. The thieves were apparently after the boy's iPad. The boy died from his injuries related to the confrontation.

Marcos Arenas was robbed near a bus stop on West Charleston Boulevard, near Scholl Drive, and then run over.

On Friday, people started placing cards, candles and flowers to honor the teen. His grandfather also left a simple, but heart-breaking note, "I love you Marcos. Your grandpa, I miss you."

Marcos was about to finish his freshman year at Bonanza High School.

"He would always be singing or dancing. He was an outspoken person. He was a great kid," said one friend.

Some of the victim's friends told Action News there were a lot of students who didn't go to class Friday, who were so overcome with sorrow over losing Marcos.

Counselors have also been on hand to help with the shock.

A memorial fund has been set up by the victim's family to help pay for funeral costs: Marcos V Arenas 1255025601 at Wells Fargo.

Police said on Thursday, a person jumped out of a vehicle on Charleston and grabbed the teen's iPad. Marcos held on and was pulled towards the vehicle. At that point, the driver hit the gas and Marco was dragged. He fell and was struck by the vehicle. The people in the vehicle got away with the iPad.

Marcos was taken to UMC, where he later died.

The person of interest driving the vehicle is described as a black man in his mid-20s with a medium build. He has a fade haircut and possible tattoo sleeves on both arms.

Police are now looking for this vehicle: A white 2008-2010 Ford explorer or Expedition with tinted windows and factory running boards.

The man who's suspected of grabbing the iPad from the teen, who was a passenger in the SUV, is described as a white man in his late 20s, 6-feet tall and between 180-200 pounds with short blonde hair and a trimmed beard from side burn to side burn.

If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.