Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 | 11:19 a.m.
An armored car company is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bat-wielding suspects who beat and robbed a guard in October.
Garda, a global provider of security for the transportation of cash, offered the reward Wednesday.
Two men robbed the guard about 11:50 a.m. Oct. 5 as he was making pickups at stores at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North, near Interstate 15 and Alta Drive, Metro Police officials said.
Police said the suspects beat the security guard with baseball bats after he left a store and stole his satchel. The guard recovered and began chasing the suspects through the outlet mall, when one turned around and to attack him again.
The guard then fired a shot at the man. The shot missed and didn’t strike anyone, officials said.
The suspects escaped in a light-colored, older model four-door sedan headed north on Grand Central Parkway.
Metro Police are searching for two white or Hispanic men in their 20s. One man was seen wearing a black hoodie, stocking cap and sunglasses. Both men had stubble beards, wore construction reflector vests and stood between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Armored truck crews work in pairs, and the security guard’s partner stayed with the armored truck, police said.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Sgt. Steve Candelas or Detective Ed Laneve with the Metro Police Robbery Section at 702-828-3591.