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Drive-by iPad theft leaves preteen in critical condition

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Updated: 5/16/2013 10:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- A preteen was taken to UMC Trauma in very critical condition after a struggle with a male in a SUV who tried to steal the teen's iPad.

Metro Public Information Officer Bill Cassell says a young boy is fighting for his life tonight and police are looking for a driver after the preteen was hit by an SUV over an iPad.

Witnesses at the scene says a black male in his mid-20s, about 6-foot tall, weighing 150 to 180 pounds wearing a white tank top and black pants, with a possible a baseball cap got out of the passenger side of a white SUV near the intersection of Charleston Boulevard near Torrey Pines Drive and snatched the boy's iPad.

The preteen hung onto the passenger side of the SUV while the driver continued to drive away from the scene.

This happened just after 4 p.m. today on Charleston near Torrey Pines. Previously Metro said a woman was hit by a car but later said it was a preteen boy.

As the boy was trying to take back his iPad, the SUV sped off with the boy hanging from the passenger door and then ran over him.

The SUV is described as a smaller SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango or a Mitsubishi.

The roadways between Rainbow and Torrey Pines were reopened around 9:40 pm.

Robbery section is investigating. The preteen was taken to UMC Trauma in very critical condition, Cassell said. Fatal was also called out to the scene though the preteen has not died. If he does the robbery investigation will be a homicide investigation.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 385-5555.

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