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Police arrest 3 in mall robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett police have arrested three men and are hoping a fourth will surrender in connection with a June 14 robbery at Gwinnett Place Mall.

According to reports, Zlatan Hasic, 17, and Almir Zohorovic and Muhamed Harbas, both 19, are in custody and being held without bond. Police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said 21-year-old Ivan Nezirovic is still at large.

Police said they responded to the mall at about

8 p.m. after receiving a call from a 20-year-old Asian man who said that three men had assaulted him and taken his wallet.

According to the alleged victim, he went to the mall after seeing an ad on craigslist.com advertising an iPod for $415 and contacting the poster, a man calling himself "John."

When he got there, the man said, three men approached him and said their friend was bringing the iPod. As the man opened his car door, reports said, one of the suspects punched him in the face and the others joined in, knocking him to the ground. He told police he didn't think the suspects were armed.

After taking the victim's wallet, which contained about $95, the suspects reportedly fled in a car that had pulled up.

The man suffered a large bruise over his left eye and several smaller bruises, police said.

The $415 that was to be used to buy the iPod was in the victim's front pocket and was not taken.

Jail records show Zohorovic was arrested Monday, while Hasic and Harbas were booked into the Gwinnett County Jail Thursday. Schiralli said a detective assigned to the case said Nezirovic, who has been arrested several times in Gwinnett, is supposed to turn himself in.

However, anyone with information as to Nezirovic's whereabouts can call Gwinnett police at 770-513-5390.