For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Contact: Mary Markos
$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Tips and Brass Burglary
Field Division: Denver Field Division
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 burglarizing Tips and Brass, located at 15450 East Hampden Avenue in Aurora, Colorado.
Two suspects forced entry through the front door of Tips and Brass on September 23 at approximately 3 a.m., while the store was closed. The suspects stole one AR-15 style rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, two training pistols and five boxes of ammunition.
Suspect 1 is described as a male, late teens to early 20’s, wearing a white or light-grey hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and solid black shoes. Suspect 2 is described as a male, late teens to early 20’s, wearing a white or light-grey hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and two-colored Nike shoes. Both suspects entered the store with a handkerchief or white material covering their face. The suspects also carried a light-colored backpack.
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.