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Five teens attack man at Concord Mall

ELKHART, Ind. -

An Elkhart man is recovering after he was attacked over the weekend, while shopping at Concord Mall.

Police tell ABC57 the victim was using the restroom when he was confronted by a teenager. The two had some type of verbal disagreement.

It quickly turned physical. Police said the victim was punched in the face.

Within seconds, a total of five teenagers began to attack the man.

“After the fight broke up, all the suspects left. Actually left the mall at different points and then our officers did a great job of getting down there and being able to locate all of the suspects,” said Sergeant Chris Snyder with the Elkhart Police Department.

All five suspects are teenagers: 18-year-old Martin Carmona, 18-year-old Brent Raske, 18-year-old Juan Cruz, 18-year-old Gerardo Gomez, and 19-year-old Jose Carmona.

They were arrested and charged with battery.

ABC57 reached out to Concord Mall to learn what security measures are in place and if security will increase as a result.

Concord Mall issued this statement:

“Our policies, procedures and training were fully implemented and successful. Concord Mall maintains a valued relationship with the city police department and the situation was resolved. Concord Mall remains a safe and family friendly environment.”

All of the suspects are being held at the Elkhart County Jail without bond.

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