HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A security guard is being hailed a hero after trying to stop a robbery and it was all caught on camera.
Surveillance video shows a group of men pull up in a car at the Boost Mobile off Fulton in north Houston around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
A vigilant security guard, Tomas Garcia, said he was in the guard shack, monitoring the strip center. He saw the men get out of the car with masks.
Meanwhile, video shows two suspects run into the store. One suspect acts as a lookout, while the other suspect, who is armed, grabs an employee and demands cash from the register.
As soon as a security guard approaches the door, the lookout runs off.
As for the second suspect, once he saw Garcia raise his gun, the robber dropped his gun. The second robber tried to leave the store but Garcia grabbed him. He kept trying to get out of Garcia’s hold and eventually did.
“When I put my gun to him, he throw it (his gun) away and he say, ‘Please, please, please, don’t shoot me!’,” Garcia said.