This month’s segment of For the Record involves Ruby Rubio. On Thursday, July 3, 2014, Ruby and her younger sister were walking in the area of 1000 W. Warner Avenue. A suspect approached them on foot and asked for the time. As Ruby looked at her cell phone, the suspect grabbed it and took off running.
Ruby and her younger sister gave chase and saw the suspect get into the passenger seat of a gray or silver Pontiac Grand Am vehicle that was waiting. Ruby was able to catch up to the suspect vehicle and jumped on the trunk of the car. The suspects then drove off with Ruby holding on to the antenna. The driver swerved back and forth to shake Ruby from the vehicle, she subsequently fell and sustained a significant head injury.
Ruby was transported to a local trauma center where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries on July 5, 2014. A witness described the suspect as being 5 foot -8 to 5 foot -10 inches tall, with a medium build, and was last seen wearing a white tank top and light jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Gibbons at (714) 245-8390. We encourage anyone with information to come forward and help bring closure to Ruby Rubio’s family and friends.