For Immediate Release
Armed Suspects Make Off with Guns, Cash, Jewelry in Brash Daytime Pawn Shop Robbery
ATF offering $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction
EDGEWATER, Colo. — At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, three armed and masked suspects stole four guns, cash and jewelry from the Fast Cash Pawn and Gold Center at 2551 Sheridan Blvd. in Edgewater, Colorado. None of the ten customers and store employees in the building at the time were hurt.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in the robbery.
According to witness reports and video surveillance footage, two black males and one black female wearing masks and gloves and armed with handguns entered the store and ordered the customers and employees to the floor. The suspects took customers’ cash and valuables and also stole cash, jewelry and, most importantly for public safety, one AK-47-style and three AR-15-style rifles from the store.
ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Dave Booth said, “This brash daytime robbery is especially concerning because firearms were taken. We are fortunate no one was hurt. If anyone has information related to the robbery, we encourage them to come forward so we can take these criminals off the streets.”
ATF is responsible for leading investigations of stolen firearms from licensed firearm retailers, otherwise known as federal firearms licensees, or FFLs. These retailers are the only businesses permitted to legally import, buy or sell firearms and ammunition within the U.S. ATF is coordinating the investigation with the Edgewater Police Department.
The suspects are described as follows:
- Suspect 1 – Black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, thin, wearing black pants and black shoes with a black hoodie pulled up and black ski mask. He was also wearing black knit gloves with a stitched print of hand bones in white thread. He carried a black firearm.
Suspect 2 - Black male, about 6 feet tall, about 250 pounds, stocky, wearing khaki-colored cargo pants, white long-sleeve t-shirt with black short sleeve t-shirt over top. He also wore a ski mask and blue surgical gloves.
- Suspect 3 – Black female, wearing black pants and black shoes with a black hoodie pulled up and black ski mask. She was wearing black gloves.
- Vehicle Description: 2000 silver 4-door Pontiac Grand Prix or Bonneville missing the right rear driver-side hubcap with no front or rear plates
There have been five pawn store robberies in the Denver Metro Area since November 2013, but only this one and the July 13 Jumping Jack Cash robbery in Adams County have involved stolen firearms. This robbery may be related to the others.
In 2014, Colorado ranked 31 in the nation for FFL thefts, with 56 firearms stolen from licensed retailers. So far in 2015, 110 firearms have been reported stolen from FFLs in Colorado.
Anyone with information should call the ATF Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or email at ATFTips@atf.gov.