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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Contact: Matthew Deasaro

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Rangely Police Department, and the firearms industry seek the public’s help in firearms theft from Rangely True Value

DENVER — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division in conjunction with the Rangely Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the burglary of Rangely True Value, a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), located at 105 Main St., Rangely, CO.  ATF is offering up to a $5000 reward, which will be matched by NSSF for a potential total award of up to $10,000.

On September 30th, 2019 at approximately 11pm, one suspect broke into the store through a rear entry door, stealing 28 firearms. The suspect and possible additional suspects returned to the store, one at a time, two additional times during the early morning of October 1, 2019.  It is also believed that the suspect(s) returned and broke into the store again during the early morning hours of November 4th, 2019.  No firearms were stolen on the November 4th break in.  Below are images of the person(s) of interest:

 

Suspect who broke into Rangely True Value.

 

ATF is investigating this case jointly with both the Rangely Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 

Anyone with information should call ATF’s Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or the Rangley Police Department at (970)675-8466. Callers to the ATF tip lines can remain anonymous. Individuals 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.

This 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 retailers.  ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

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Denver Field Division