Heavy police presence at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance

A group of about 75 teens caused a disturbance at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance on Saturday evening, officials said.

Officers from the Torrance Police Department and other South Bay agencies were on the scene.

The disturbance started about 5 p.m. in the mall at 3525 W Carson St., said Torrance police Sgt. Alexander Martinez.  

The teens were "running around" the mall, but no looting or vandalism was reported, Martinez said.  

Officers helped mall security escort the teens out of the mall, although some lingered in the parking lots, he said.

Police say the teens were mostly gone by about 6:45 p.m.  

Most stores closed when the disturbance started for the safety of their employees, Martinez said.  

He was not certain whether the mall would reopen, as it was scheduled to close by 8 p.m.

Police warn to avoid the area until further notice.

CNS contributed to this report

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