For Immediate Release
$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on American Jewelry and Pawn Robbery
DENVER — 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 $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for robbing American Jewelry and Pawn, located at 2625 North Elizabeth Street in Pueblo, Colorado.
Two suspects entered American Jewelry and Pawn on August 10 at approximately 6 p.m., while the store was open. The suspects held employees at gunpoint, smashed display cases and stole eight handguns and jewelry.
Suspect 1 is described as a black male, 5’8” to 6’0” tall with a medium build, wearing a black Brooklyn Nets cap with a white bill, a black bandana with a white design (over his face), a gray long-sleeved sweatshirt, blue jeans, white and blue Nike shoes with a blue swoosh and black gloves. Suspect 2 is described as a black male, 5’6” to 5’8” tall with a larger build, wearing a gold New Orleans Saints cap with a black bill, a black mask, a blue long-sleeved sweatshirt, dark pants, dark shoes and black gloves. A third suspect was seen driving a light gray Chevrolet Impala, which suspect one and two fled in.
The suspects are believed to have also been involved in an attempted robbery at Cash Advance America, located at 1633 S. Prairie Avenue in Pueblo, about 20 minutes prior to robbing American Jewelry and Pawn.
Employees from Cash Advance America reported that two armed males in masks ran up to the door at the entrance of the business, but the doors were locked and the employees did not “buzz” them in. The males then fled in a stolen, light gray Chevrolet Impala. Employees described one of the males as wearing a black hat, a black bandana on his face, a dark shirt, black pants and black gloves that had white writing. Employees were unable to describe the other suspects.
“ATF is working with all of our partners to apprehend those responsible before they can commit further crimes,” said ATF Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Debbie Livingston.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-GUNS. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov (link sends e-mail), 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 (link is external).”
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.