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Friday, May 05, 2017

ATF Partners With NSSF To Offer $10,000 Reward In Coppell Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary ATF seeks to identify suspects



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 firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Coppell, Texas.

On Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., two subjects forced entry into FFL Grab-A-Gun located in the 200 block of Belt Line Road. The suspects wore dark clothing, gloves and masks covering the lower half of their faces. They carried sharp-edged tools that were utilized to break open display cases. The pair escaped into a waiting SUV-type vehicle with 10 long guns and 14 hand guns. The suspects and the SUV were captured on video surveillance footage.

One suspect is described as a male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. At the time of the burglary, this suspect wore dark-colored jeans, a dark, hooded sweatshirt, a dark knit ski hat, white tennis shoes, dark gloves and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face.

The other suspect is described as a male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build. At the time of the burglary, this suspect wore light-colored jeans, a dark, hooded sweatshirt, a dark knit ski hat, dark tennis shoes with white soles, dark gloves and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face.

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.

Any information regarding these crimes can be reported to ATF Dallas Field Division. Call 1-469-227-4300 or 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). A tip can also be reported via text or through ATF’s new “reportit” app. To text a tip, send the code ATFDAL to 63975, then follow the link to create a report. The “reportit” app is available at www.reportit.com (link is external) at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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