For Immediate Release
$15,000 Reward Offered for Information on Spring Guns and Ammo Firearms Burglary
Spring, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, and Crime Stoppers of Houston have announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects responsible for burglarizing Spring Guns and Ammo, located at 4401 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, Texas 77388.
Two males entered Spring Guns and Ammo on June 22 at 3:56 a.m., while the store was closed, and stole approximately 63 firearms, both handguns and long guns. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, 5’8-6’, with a slim build, wearing a maroon hoody, black shorts, tennis shoes, and gloves. Three additional males (unknown description) remained outside, taking possession of the guns as they were handed the firearms through a hole in the exterior wall.
Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 5’7”-5’10”, with a slim build, wearing a gray mask, dark pants, t-shirt, and gray gloves.
“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 CrimeStoppers of Houston at 800-392-STOP.
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.