Report: Suspects in iPad robbery death were looking for a victim
Two men are under arrest for the death of a 15-year-old boy after they stole his iPad last week on West Charleston Boulevard.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two men are under arrest for the death of a 15-year-old boy after they stole his iPad last week on West Charleston Boulevard.
21-year-old Michael Solid and 18-year-old Jacob Dismont were arrested this weekend for the murder of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas.
Arenas was killed after he refused to let go of his iPad.
According to a police report released this morning, police say that the two suspects were scoping out the area and looking for potential victims at a gas station when Arenas walked in holding his iPad.
After the theft and death of Arenas, police distributed photos of a person of interest and a vehicle of interest to the local media.
An anonymous tip led police to Solid and police established a surveillance at his residence.
Solid was seen leaving his residence on May 18 and was pulled over by police.
Solid's girlfriend was with him at the time of the traffic stop and provided information on someone named "Jake." She told police that Solid had been with "Jake" and that he was a student at Sierra Vista High School and a baseball player.
Solid denied any involvement with the crime to police during questioning at a police station and asked for an attorney when confronted with the fact that he was captured on video.
Police were able to identify "Jake" as Jacob Dismont. They established surveillance on his residence on May 18 and arrested him shortly before midnight when he arrived at the home driving the vehicle of interest.
The report also revealed that Dismont went to some lengths to cover his tracks by changing the appearance of his truck. Police say that he changed the tires on the truck and put a stolen plate and stickers on the truck.
Dismont also exchanged texts with a friend about how the truck was "hot" and that he needed to get rid of it.
The truck was sealed at Dismont's residence and transported to a crime lab.
Arenas' family say that they are glad that the two men were found and are now behind bars.