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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Houston Field Division

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 23, 2018
Contact: Nicole Strong, ATF Special Agent/Public Information Officer

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information on El Bufalo Pawn Robbery

Laredo, 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 responsible for robbing El Bufalo Pawn, located at 4515 US Hwy 83, Laredo, Texas 78046.

A Hispanic male entered El Bufalo Pawn on July 17 at 11:25 a.m., while the store was open. The suspect began smashing display cases with a hammer and stole 4 handguns. The suspect is described as a 5’10”, medium to heavy build, wearing black clothing, a gray Dallas Cowboys hat with a blue star, sunglasses, and a bandana tied around his face.

“ATF is working with all of our partners to recover these firearms quickly and apprehend those responsible,” 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-GUNS. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.”

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 www.atf.gov.

Suspect entering into the El Bufalo Pawn on July 17
Robbery suspect smashing display cases.
Field Division: Houston Field Division