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Security Guard Robbed While Working at Ralph's Grocery Store

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    Security Guard Robbed While Working

    A security guard at the downtown San Diego Ralph's called police after he said he saw a man steal his wallet out of his backpack. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015)

    A security guard says he was robbed while he was working at a downtown San Diego grocery store early Tuesday.

    San Diego Police were called just after 3 a.m. to the Ralph’s at 101 G Street.

    Raymond Wyatt said his wallet was in his backpack near the flower section of the store when Wyatt noticed a man take the wallet.

    Wyatt confronted the suspect and told NBC 7 the man threatened the guard, saying that he had a gun and would shoot him.

    So Wyatt followed the suspect down 2nd Avenue and used his radio to ask a co-worker to call police.

    SDPD officers arrested the suspect about three blocks south of the store. They say the man was carrying a screw driver and a pocket knife but did not have a gun.

    Wyatt told NBC 7 he served multiple deployments in Iraq as a U.S. Marine and had just started the security guard job two weeks ago.

    He said he feared for his life and ducked behind parked cars when the suspect pretended to pull out his gun.

    The suspect was booked on armed robbery charges, police said.

    Wyatt went back to work to finish out his shift.