Two security guards and a third employee at a Sears department store in North Hollywood suffered stab wounds Thursday in a scuffle with a suspected shoplifter they stopped outside the store, police said.
The suspect, who walked out of the store in the 12100 block of Victory Boulevard carrying a box of electric razors, dropped the merchandise during the struggle and managed to escape through an alley behind the building, police Lt. Ron LaRue said.
Security guard Harry Roundtree, 36, and Garth Marcus, 32, manager of the store's automotive department, were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where police said they were in stable condition with minor stab wounds. Security guard Marvin Ramsey, 38, was taken to the Medical Center of North Hollywood, where police said he also was in stable condition.
Guards Stopped Him
LaRue said the security guards, who do not carry weapons, noticed the man placing electric razors into a small box and stopped him when he walked out a door leading to a parking lot.