For Immediate Release
ATF Partners With NSSF to Offer $10,000 Reward After Mansfield, Texas Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary
DALLAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward, combined with an additional $5,000 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of more than forty firearms from Federal Firearms licensee (FFL) Marksmen Firearms in Mansfield, Texas.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., four subjects forced entry into FFL Marksmen Firearms located in the 8100 block of Rendon Bloodworth Road. The suspects drove a four-door sedan bearing paper tags, wore dark-colored clothing, gloves and masks covering their faces. They brought bolt-cutters, a red and black hammer, a brightly-colored power tool and a blue pry bar to the scene. Two of the four suspects carried tools used to break through a security gate. The remaining two suspects stayed inside the sedan until moments before the front door was shattered. All four suspects entered the business, exiting less than one minute later. The four escaped into the waiting sedan with 6 long guns and 35 hand guns. The suspects and the sedan were captured on video surveillance footage.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1 – Male of unknown age, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 11 inches, thin build, 160-180 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt with “JUST DO IT.” written in large, vertical print, dark-colored sweatpants with “JUST” written in large, vertical print on the right leg and “DO IT” written in large, vertical print on the left led, tan or light-colored shoes with white soles, camouflage full-face hard helmet with attached visor and Velcro-style straps, grey and dark-colored gloves and a red-colored hands-free light. A unique, tie-dye style undergarment should also be noted.
Suspect 2 – Male of unknown age, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, medium build 200-210 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, dark-colored shoes with an accessory or charm on the right shoelace, dark, full-face mask and light-colored gloves.
Suspect 3 – Male of unknown age, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall, medium build, 190-200 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt with a small, white logo on the upper back, dark-colored pants, dark-colored shoes, dark, full-face hard helmet with attached visor and dark-colored gloves.
Suspect 4 – Unknown gender or age, approximately 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, thin build, 140-150 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants with thin, light-colored, verticle stripes on both legs, dark-colored shoes, dark, full-face mask and brightly-colored gloves.
This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Dallas Field Division at 1-469-227-4300, 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Detective M.L. Smith #7428 at (817) 884-1270. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting www.reportit.com.