For Immediate Release
$10,000 Reward for Information on Gun Store Burglary in La Mesa
LOS ANGELES — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward today of up to $10,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary of a federal firearms licensee in La Mesa, California.
Around 11 p.m., Saturday, May 30, an unidentified suspect burglarized the store Alex Imports Gun Shop, located at 7839 University Ave. #104, La Mesa, California. The suspect stole nine long guns from the business. The suspect is a white or Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, with black hair, about 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds.
ATF Los Angeles is offering up to a $5,000 reward, along with up to a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary.
This total reward of $10,000 is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the ATF and NSSF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), by visiting www.reportit.com or through the mobile “reportit” app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. All calls will be kept confidential.
When reporting information, include as many details as possible, and contact information if seeking a reward. Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.
This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and La Mesa Police Department.
Still-frame photos of surveillance footage on May 30, 2020 of suspect.
Still-frame photos of surveillance footage May 30, 2020 of suspect.