Two gunmen tied up security guards at a downtown church on Thanksgiving night and stole eight plasma televisions worth at least $5,000, police said.

Officials at First Baptist Church were taking inventory to see if anything else was missing.

The robbery began shortly before midnight when two men dressed in black fatigues and carrying semiautomatic handguns confronted a guard and tied her with rope.

The gunmen also tied up two other security guards who were making their rounds, police said.

Police said surveillance cameras showed the robbers going from room to room, stealing the TVs and a guard's cell phone.

About two hours later, one of the guards untied himself and called for help.

Police said the robbers might be connected to a truck that was idling in front of the church earlier Thursday night. The truck sped off when the security guards approached it.