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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Contact: Alexandria Corneiro

ATF Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on 157 Stolen Firearms

RENO, Nev.– The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for several gun store burglaries in the Reno and Sparks, Nevada areas and the recovery of the stolen firearms.  The burglaries have resulted in the theft of 157 firearms.  Law enforcement recovered several of the stolen firearms in Vallejo, California that were trafficked from the burglaries in Nevada and found in the possession of gang members.

 ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry – previously announced rewards totaling $15,000 for three previous burglaries. These rewards are part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL’s).  ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

 

On December 10, 2018, two suspects (pictured below) burglarized Juggernaut Arms located at 240 Freeport Blvd, Sparks, Nevada.  The suspects used a sledgehammer to break the front glass of the business and enter the premises.  The suspects stole 27 firearms before fleeing the scene.

 

On September 29, 2018, four suspects burglarized Juggernaut Arms located at 240 Freeport Blvd, Sparks, Nevada.  The suspects used a sledgehammer to break the front glass of the business and enter the premises.  The suspects stole 14 firearms before fleeing the scene. A vehicle of interest (pictured below) is believed to be a dark colored Dodge Journey.  ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary.

 

On September 29, 2018, four suspects (pictured below) burglarized RAC Guns & Ammo, located at 3030 Mill Street, Reno, Nevada.  The suspects used a sledgehammer to break the front glass of the business and enter the premises.  Using a duffle bag, the suspects stole 69 firearms before fleeing the scene. ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary.

 

On August 13, 2018, four suspects (pictured below) burglarized Hi-Cap Pawn World located at 2295 S. Virginia St., Reno, Nevada.  The suspects used a sledgehammer to break into the building via an adjoining business.  The suspects stole 46 pistols and a shotgun before fleeing the scene. ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary.

 

ATF has added an additional reward up to $17,500 for a total ATF reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the four burglaries and the recovery of the firearms.  ATF, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police and Vallejo Police Department are investigating the burglaries.

 

Anyone with any information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-(800)-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or visit www.reportit.com or through the mobile “reportit” app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store.  All calls will remain confidential.

 

DECEMBER 10, 2018 JUGGERNAUT ARMS FFL BURGLARY SUSPECTS:

(Person in second and third photo is the same individual.)

   

 

Suspects in Juggernaut Arms FFL Burglary

 

 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 JUGGERNAUT ARMS FFL BURGLARY VEHICLE IN QUESTION:

 

Supsect Vehicle in Juggernaut Arms FFL Burglary

 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 RAC GUNS & AMMO FFL BURGLARY SUSPECTS:

 

Suspects in RAC Guns and Ammo FFL Burglary

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 13, 2018 HI-CAP PAWN WORLD FFL BURGLARY SUSPECT:

 

Suspect in Hi-Cap Pawn World FFL Burglary

 

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