For Immediate Release
ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Colorado Springs Gun Store Burglary
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects who burglarized Big Jim’s Loans III pawn shop, Oct. 18.
At about 3:45 a.m., multiple suspects stole about 10 long guns from the store at 5825 Galley Road in Colorado Springs. Photos of the suspects are at the end of the release.
“Stolen firearms are funneled directly to criminals who couldn’t obtain firearms legally,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston. “We appeal to anyone who knows the identity of these suspects or the whereabouts of the firearms to contact us before innocent people are hurt.”
“There is a process to obtain firearms legally in El Paso County. Individuals that obtain firearms through the commission of a crime pose a threat to the safety of the community,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Colorado Springs Police Department and our federal partners will work diligently to take these firearms back off the street. We appreciate the community’s assistance with information leading to the confiscation of these firearms and keeping our streets safe.”
ATF and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating the burglary.
Anyone with information should call ATF’s Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867), El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555 or Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477. Callers to the ATF and Crime Stoppers tip lines can remain anonymous. People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at www.reportit.com and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips to the app are confidential and can be anonymous.