HAZLETON An armed security guard is now the victim of an armed robbery in Hazleton.
Police are looking for the bandits who stole his gun.
Officers are looking for the pair of men who pulled off that robbery Monday night.
We learned on Tuesday that the victim s job is to protect attorneys and visitors in a Luzerne County office that often has hostile situations.
Heated custody disputes and paternity issues are often heard inside the Luzerne County Domestic Relations branch office in Hazleton.
There s always an armed security guard stationed inside.
County officials say one of those guards contracted to work inside was robbed Monday night.
Intrepid Detective Agency says their worker is shaken up but he is doing OK after being robbed after work at gunpoint.
Officials with the agency say the guard was off the clock and driving his own car when he was robbed along North James Street. Hazleton police say the crooks stole his gun and his security badge.
People are getting robbed, getting shot. It scares me a little bit being here in the town.
Alexander Kepp used to be a security guard for Intrepid and says it s a tough job.
He and others are concerned about the crooks who not only stole a handgun, but also a badge.
It s heartbreaking and they stole a gun that was obviously loaded and you ve got kids around this town.
Its messed up, Kepp said.
Armed security guards must pass training in Pennsylvania which includes psychological and vision tests.