For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Nicole Strong
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward Up to $10,000 in Kwik Cash Pawn FFL Burglary
Field Division: Houston Field Division
COPPERAS COVE, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the burglary of Kwik Cash Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL) in Copperas Cove, TX. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.
On September 3rd, 2017, at approximately 10:09 p.m., a black male forcibly entered Kwik Cash Pawn, located at 401 West Business Highway 190, Copperas Cove, TX. The suspect is described as approximately 6’ tall, 220 pounds, mid to late 20’s, wearing a red sweatshirt, light colored pants, a black backpack, and a light colored cloth or t-shirt covering part of his face. The suspect stole 26 firearms before fleeing the scene. The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older black sedan, possibly a Honda. This crime is being investigated by ATF and the Copperas Cove Police Department.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact Copperas Cove Police Department at 254-547-8222. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. 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.
For more information about ATF, go to www.atf.gov.