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7 Teens Arrested In Attack On Newport Beach Man

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COSTA MESA (AP) — Costa Mesa police say seven teenagers have been arrested for the Aug. 2 attack of a Newport Beach man.

Police told The Orange County Register Wednesday that 18-year-old Juan Carlos Juarez of Orange and seven youth between 14 and 17 have been arrested for investigation of attempted carjacking, robbery, brandishing a firearm, conspiracy and criminal threats.

Police say the apparently random victim was attacked twice, starting at a fast food restaurant where he was eating. He escaped that assault, but police say the teens followed him, pulled him from his car and beat him unconscious, stealing his phone, cash and keys. The victim was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Newport Beach police say they arrested six teens a short time later.

Police did not know if the teenagers had attorneys.

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