For Immediate Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
Contact: Scott Ragsdale
$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Dick’s Sporting Goods Burglary
Dallas Field Division
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $2,500.00 reward, combined with an additional $2,500.00 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from Dick’s Sporting Goods at 14200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
About 20 long guns were stolen by three masked, unknown suspects in the early morning hours of Jan. 21.
“We hope someone knows what happened and will come forward before the stolen firearms are used in future crimes,” said ATF Dallas Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Temple. “Having these firearms in the hands of criminals is a serious safety concern for the community and law enforcement.”
Stealing firearms from a federally licensed dealer and possessing stolen firearms are federal crimes punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800- ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the Oklahoma City PD Crime Stoppers at 405/235-7300 or online at www.okccrimetips.com. People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at www.reportit.com and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous.
More information on ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.