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LAS VEGAS -- As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.

Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday. Police say Marcos Arenas was walking down Charleston when a vehicle stopped, a man jumped out, and approached Arenas.

Police say the man dragged the teenager to the passenger side of the car, the driver hit the gas, and Arenas was struck. He was taken to UMC Trauma where he died from his injuries.

Saturday, family and friends held a car wash to help pay for his funeral expenses. The people washing cars say Marcos Arenas would have been the first person to grab a bucket.

"If anybody needed anything he'd be there for them," said Alysha Maines while helping wash cars. She says Marcos was like an older brother to her. " He'd stand up for a lot of people."

They all knew him as a teenager that got along with anyone he met.

"He was young kid, nice," said Julio Sosa. "He didn't bother anyone."

Cherann Escalante says her nephew was very special.

"I will remember him by his smile. Every time you saw him he had a smile that nobody else could have. I will remember him by his spirit and his respectful ways. He was a very good boy, a very good boy."

Car after car pulled up at a parking lot just a few feet from where police say the deadly robbery took place.

The search continues for a person of interest described as a black male of medium build with tattoos on both arms and a faded haircut.

The vehicle of interest is described as a white 2008 to 2010 Ford Explorer or Expedition equipped with tinted windows and no license plate.

Police say a white male, six feet tall, weighing between 180 to 200 pounds with blond hair is the man who jumped out of the car, grabbed the iPad, and dragged Marcos to the vehicle.

The people washing cars say they can only do to things. Try to help the family, and hope for justice.

"It will do some closure to know that they will get what is needed for Ivan's sake, for the father's sake," said Cherann Escalante.

 

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