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Suspected burglars assaulted a security guard, breaking his jaw, Thursday as he stopped them to see what they were doing.

The 26-year-old Salt Lake County man was checking Pykette's, 1760 S. State, about 2 a.m. Thursday when he noticed three male juveniles at the back of the business looking into a shed.As he drove up to them in his car, one of the boys told him they didn't need any security and began assaulting him, a Salt Lake police report states. During the altercation, his jaw was broken and he was cut on the neck, which later required stitches. He told police, however, that he did not see a knife while fighting the three juveniles, who all escaped.