What a Drag! Security Officer Taken for Ride

Allen police say two robbery suspects nearly ran over a security guard at an outlet store during their getaway and dragged him several feet.

Investigators said Tenesha Ashley Jackson and Gary Jenkins Jr. are suspected in thefts from stores at Waters Creek and Allen Premium Outlets.

"All the information that we have suggests that they like to go to fashion stores," Sgt. Jon Felty said.

Detectives have linked the duo to thefts at Victoria's Secret at Waters Creek and Neiman Marcus Last Call at Allen Premium Outlets.

Surveillance video from Neiman Marcus shows Jackson and Jenkins in the store. According to police affidavits, security watched as Jackson allegedly filled a large handbag with shirts, shoes and a belt that Jenkins was wearing around his neck.

Security guards said they went after the duo when they left the store without paying.

"Security goes out after them," Felty said. "They try to retrieve the merchandise back. They get into a struggle at the vehicle."

A surveillance video of the incident shows two security guards attempting to stop Jenkins and Jackson, with one guard holding onto Jackson's bag.

Police said Jenkins, who was driving, then punched the gas. He put the sport utility vehicle into reverse, dragging and throwing security officer James Tottress to the ground as the vehicle sped off, police said. 

Investigators said Jackson dropped her purse. Police identified her and Jenkins from a drivers license and cell phone inside.

Police said Jackson and Jenkins both have prior arrests for theft in Dallas County. Felty said they are also suspected in recent thefts in Dallas and other cities around the Metroplex.

Allen police have active warrants for Jackson and Jenkins for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

Anyone with information about Jackson or Jenkins is asked to contact the Allen Police Department or their local police. 

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