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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 4, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Nicole Strong

ATF, Firearms Industry, and CrimeStoppers of Houston offer Reward up to $6,000 in Cash America Pawn FFL Burglary

HOUSTON, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, and Crime Stoppers of Houston have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary of EZ Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL) in Houston. ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF, in addition of up to $1,000 by Crime Stoppers of Houston for a total reward of up to $6,000.

On November 30, 2017, at approximately 7:21 a.m., one suspect burglarized EZ Pawn, located at 1991 FM 1960. The suspect stole seven tactical rifles.

The suspect is described as a heavy set male, wearing a black jacket, a hoodie sweatshirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes, and a multi colored hat.

An older black Dodge Ram with tinted windows, chrome door handles, and stock 20” alloy wheels was seen in the area at the time of the burglary.

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Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477), email, or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable. 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 FFL retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

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