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Friday, June 23, 2017

ATF, NSSF Offer $5,000 Reward in Tulsa Cash America Pawn Robbery



ATF Seeks to Identify Suspect

DALLAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $2,500 reward, combined with an additional $2,500 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery of Cash America Pawn in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at approximately 9:50 a.m., two suspects entered Cash America Pawn located in the 1100 block of South Memorial Drive. The first suspect entered the store displaying a hammer in a threatening manner toward employees. That suspect proceeded directly to the store’s glass display cases. The suspect shattered several display cases and removed an unknown quantity of jewelry and 5 handguns. The stolen items were placed in a black and orange backpack. The suspect wore the backpack in reverse, with the bag portion covering his chest. The second suspect entered just after the first. He lingered in the isles for a short period of time before advancing to the shattered display cases to grab the remaining jewelry. The second suspect placed the items he stole in a dark-colored backpack. The second suspect fled on foot after spending approximately 40 seconds inside the store. The first suspect remained in the store approximately 1 minute before he fled on foot.

A store patron was able to escape as the second suspect made entry. Once outside, the patron notified police and prevented the second suspect from fleeing until authorities arrived. Police took the second suspect into custody. Authorities describe the second suspect as an adult white male found in possession of stolen Cash America Pawn merchandise.

Surveillance footage and witness interviews indicate the first suspect is a black adult male, approximately 20-25 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, At the time of the robbery, the first suspect wore a gray knit hat with red-colored lettering, dark-colored sunglasses, a blue-colored bandanna covering the lower half of his face, a gray hooded sweatshirt, possibly a lighter-colored blue shirt under the hooded sweatshirt, darker-blue sweatpants, white running-style shoes with dark accents near the toes, and a black backpack with orange accents worn reversed with bag in front.

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 [ 1-469-227-4300] or 1-800-ATF-GUNS [ 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 , 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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