For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Contact: Matthew O’Shaughnessy
ATF and the Woonsocket Police Department Offer $1,500 Reward in Gun Store Theft
Field Division: Boston Field Division
WOONSOCKET, RI - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Boston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Mickey D. Leadingham and Chief Thomas Oates of the Woonsocket Police Department announced today a reward of $1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two suspects responsible for the theft of a handgun from Bullseye Shooting Supply, a Federal Firearms License (FFL) in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
On August 31, 2018, at approximately 11:45AM two individuals, described as a Hispanic male and a black male, entered Bullseye Shooting Supply. The black male was approximately 6'0" tall, 200lbs, with a right forearm tattoo. The Hispanic male was approximately 5'8" tall, 150lbs, with tattoos on his right shoulder/chest, his right forearm and his left wrist. The black male subsequently asked the store manager for assistance with selecting ammunition, while the second individual stole a firearm from the countertop, where it was being displayed. The firearm is a Smith & Wesson, 22 caliber pistol. The suspects were seen leaving in dark colored Toyota sedan.
Anyone with information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov. Follow the Boston Field Division on Twitter @ATFBoston for the latest information on this case.