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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Sara Abel
For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 5, 2021

ATF, NSSF Offers Up to $15,000 Reward on Panther City Firearms Burglary

Ft. Worth — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ft. Worth Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspects responsible for the burglary and theft of ten firearms from Panther City Firearms, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), located at 3025 Lackland Road, Ft. Worth, TX.

On July 13th, 2021, there was an attempted burglary of Panther City Firearms, in Ft. Worth, during which the suspects were unsuccessful in stealing any firearms.

On July 18th, 2021, at approximately 1:50 a.m., three unidentified suspects forced entry into Panther City Firearms. Once inside the business, the unknown suspects accessed the back room containing the firearm inventory. Within the inventory room, the suspects grabbed ten firearms, and placed into bags they brought with them. Cameras caught the suspects running southbound after exiting the building.

The suspects are described below:

Male #1: B/M, Approximately 15-19 YOA, distinctive tattoos in right forearm/tricep, large afro- style hair, approximately 5'5" - 5'8" weighing approximately 140lbs, carrying a backpack

Male #2: B/M, Approximately 14-18 YOA, distinctive short hair (half-light colored, half-dark colored), approximately 5'7" - 5'10" weighing approximately 160lbs

Male #3: B/M, Approximately 10-14 YOA, approximately 5'1' - 5'4" weighing approximately 120lbs, carrying a cross body bag

Watch the surveillance video.

Surveillance image of three individuals with masks on inside Panther City Firearms.

Surveillance image of three masked individuals, one with a backpack, one with a messenger bag and hat, the third in a t-shirt and pants walking toward the camera.

“This case is being jointly investigated by ATF and the Ft. Worth Police Department. Our goal is to get viable information quickly as to the identity of the suspects, with the hopes of recovery before the firearms are used in crime. We are asking the public to please let authorities know if you recognize these individuals” said ATF Dallas Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C Boshek II.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF- TIPS. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at

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

Four images of three suspects entering the Panther City Firearms premises.

The first three images show the back of two suspects entering the premises. One is carrying a duffel bag and wearing a hat. The fourth image is a suspect at the counter waring a face mask and holding a flashlight.

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