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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Feb. 2, 2012

Contact: SA/PIO Brad Beyersdorf

ATF Supervisory PIO

(303) 575-7604

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

10 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of The Man Cave, a pawn shop and federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 109 4th Street, Rawlins, Cheyenne, WY.

On January 24th, 2012, during the early morning hours, forcible entry was made into The Man Cave pawn shop and 10 firearms were stolen. The firearms included 5 handguns and 5 rifles.

The theft of any number of firearms poses a serious threat to the community, said Richardson. The theft of these 10 firearms, in the hands of criminals, can cause immeasurable harm to innocent victims. ATF is the federal law enforcement agency that investigates firearms thefts, which results in significant federal prison sentences for the person or persons responsible.

The burglary at The Man Cave is being investigated by the ATF Cheyenne Field Office and the Rawlins Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867
ATF Cheyenne Office: (307) 633-9400
Rawlins Police Department: (307) 328-4530

All information will be treated confidentially and callers can remain anonymous upon request. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at