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15-Year-Old Killed Trying To Get Her iPhone Back From A Thief

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A 15-year-old girl was killed last week when she hopped onto the trunk of a car carrying the man who stole her iPhone. Now her family and police are asking for the public's help finding the thief.The robbery happened when the victim Ruby Rubio was walking down the street in Santa Ana with her 7-year-old sister on July 3, according to KCAL. The man snatched her phone before fleeing as the passenger in a gray or silver Pontiac.

Rubio jumped onto the trunk of the car and managed to hold on a bit before tumbling off. Her injuries were critical and she died in a hospital two days later.

The iPhone was recovered, but Santa Ana police are looking for witnesses. They released a sketch of the suspect and described him as a Hispanic man in his late 20s to early 30s, 5' 8" to 5' 10" with a medium build. He was seen wearing a black baseball cap, white tank top and light-colored jeans.

This sounds similar to an iPad robbery gone awry that happened in Las Vegas last year. A 15-year-old boy was dragged by a car and then run over when he tried to wrest his iPad away from thieves.