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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Contact: Nicole Strong

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information on Cabela's

League City, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for burglarizing Cabela’s, located at 2421 Gulf Freeway South, League City, Texas.

On October 7th at 1:42am, a light skinned male entered Cabela’s, while the store was closed. The suspect gained entry by using a crowbar, and once inside, removed a gear bag from the store. The suspect then gained access to two separate handgun cabinets using the crowbar, and stole nine (9) handguns. The suspect is described as a 5’8”- 5’10”, 180-195 pounds, wearing a black shirt over his head, a red short sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

 “Recovering these firearms quickly before additional crimes are committed remains a top priority for ATF,” said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting”

The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at



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Houston Field Division