For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offers Up to $10,000 Reward on Top Dog Gun Range Burglary
Dallas — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Denton County Sheriff’s Department, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspect responsible for the theft of twenty- one (21) firearms from Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), Top Dog Gun Range, located at 1880 FM 156, Krum, Texas.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 2:09 a.m., the suspect entered the business by circumventing the locking mechanism on the rear door. Once inside the property, the suspect proceeded to steal twenty-one (21) firearms. Surveillance video shows the suspect entering the business through the rear door and continuing to the front of the building to remove firearms from the display case.
The unidentified suspect was wearing a baseball-type cap, eyeglasses, and a gaiter that covered his face. The suspect had on a long sleeve shirt with a logo depicting the letters “LTR” underscored by a lightning bolt and distinctive tennis shoes. Investigative research shows this logo is registered to a defunct business named Lighting Tower Rental.
See following link for surveillance video.
“Recovering these firearms quickly before additional crimes are committed remains a top priority for ATF. We are asking the public to please let authorities know if you recognize this individual,” said ATF Dallas Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C Boshek II.
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.