A man is in custody after an attempted strong arm robbery Sunday at Home Depot.

Amarillo police responded around 4:20 to the store in the 2400 block of South Georgia.

A loss prevention officer told officers he had witnessed the suspect attempt to leave the store without paying for several items taken from the store.  The suspect was identified at 27-year-old Brett Austin Leake of Amarillo.

When employees tried to detain Leake the loss prevention officer sustained multiple lacerations on his hands and arms as Leake battled to escape.  Leake was held until police arrived and was taken into custody.

Leake was taken to Potter County on the robbery charge and on an outstanding probation violation warrant out of Randall County.