Man beaten unconscious by 5 people at Horton Plaza

SAN DIEGO - Five people beat to unconsciousness a 37-year-old man and then took his cell phone at Horton Plaza in San Diego, police said Sunday.

The victim was on the second level of Plaza A little before 8:25 p.m. Saturday looking at his cell phone when he was hit in the head from behind, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital with non-life threatening facial fractures, Heims said.

One attacker was described as a black man with a heavy build, was wearing a light purple shirt, khaki shorts, purple and white shoes and a black knit cap. A second person was described as a black man wearing a black long-sleeved short and black skinny jeans, he said.

The third and fourth attackers were a black man wearing a black hooded sweater with large white writing and a black woman with long wavy hair, wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt and black shoes. The last attacker was described as a black woman wearing a black tank top and black pants, he said.

All five attackers went northbound through the mall, towards the park, he said.

San Diego police asked anyone with any information regarding the attack to call them at 619-531-2000.