The bandit fled with the stolen money bag, Lester said, noting the peculiar nature of the incident.
“It is unusual,” she said. “Usually, there is a weapon” during the robbery.
The armored car guard was later put in handcuffs and put into a police vehicle.
“He is going to be cited for reckless conduct,” Lester said, referring to the way the guard fired his weapon at the fleeing thief. “He is being taken in for questioning.”
Police are looking for a black man in a black and white hooded sweatshirt and tan pants driving a gray Nissan Pathfinder with a Missouri license plate that possibly has a window broken or shot out, police said.
Law enforcement officials are reviewing security video footage recorded at the gas station, Lester said.