Crime

Burleson bank security guard exchanges gunfire with would-be robbers

Burleson police are looking for two people who dressed in black from head to toe and attempted to rob a Fort Worth Community Credit Union on Monday.

At 9:44 a.m., the two entered the credit union at 1465 SW Wilshire Blvd. in Burleson brandishing handguns, according to Sally Ellertson, Burleson’s public information officer.

The pair entered the credit union’s lobby and shot in the direction of the security officer, who returned fire, Ellertson relayed from a police report.

The security officer is a police officer from another agency who was working off-duty for the credit union, she said.

There were several employees inside the business but none were injured, Ellertson said. There were no customers at the time.

After the security guard shot back, the pair fled in a vehicle that was later discovered behind the credit union, Ellertson said.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Dallas. There was no information Monday about whether the suspects are male or female, or what they look like.

Police searched the area and had not located the pair Monday.

Burleson police asked the school district to place its nearby campuses in standby lockdown, but the district decided to do so with all of its campuses, Ellertson said.

District Superintendent Bret Jimerson sent notifications to parents Monday in which he explained that the district kept students indoors and locked entrances to all the campuses.

“Although there was no reason to believe this situation posed imminent danger to our students, we will always take additional precautions to ensure their safety,” he wrote.

The lockdown was lifted after 11 a.m. when the Police Department gave the district an “all-clear.”

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