Downtown security guard assaulted by fleeing burglary suspect

Published: Aug. 18, 2015 at 4:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2015 at 10:23 PM CDT
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AMARILLO, TX - A downtown security guard was assaulted last Friday night by a suspected burglar.

The guard was investigating an alarm at the Polk Street Methodist Church when a suspect ran out of the church doors and jumped into the guard's vehicle and speeding away. The suspect stopped the car near the 100 block of SW. 15th. The guard then chased the suspect and attempted to detain him.

After a struggle the suspect took the guard's gun and fired two shots before fleeing.

The guard was not injured and the handgun was recovered.

When Amarillo Police Officers arrived they discovered a broken window on the side of the church where the suspected burglar entered.

The suspect is described as a white male around 25 years old, six feet tall and about 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and brown shorts and a black hat. The suspect was last seen running west on SW 15th Avenue.

If you have any information about the suspect the Amarillo Police Department ask that you contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.