A mall security guard was injured early Tuesday after interrupting a burglary at a Macy's department store at Eagle Rock Plaza, police said.
The security guard was patrolling the mall, which is located in the 2700 block of Colorado Boulevard (map), after hours when he encountered the burglar coming out of the store around 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Tiffany Ljubetic with the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division.
The thief struck the security guard's knee with some type of metal rod before getting away, Ljubetic said.
He was doing OK other than swelling to his knee, she added.
Officers searched the Macy's as well as the surrounding area for the burglar, who was described by police only as a male wearing dark blue clothing. They were unable to locate the man.
It was not immediately clear if there were multiple people involved in the burglary, Ljubetic said.
No further information has been released.