COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —-(Ammoland.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 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 burglaries of Qwik Cash Pawn, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 625 N Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colo.
On Jun. 27, 2011, during the early morning hours, forcible entry was made into Qwik Cash Pawn and seven firearms were stolen.
On Feb. 5, 2012, Quick Cash Pawn was once again burglarized and 10 firearms were stolen. Investigators have reason to believe that these two separate incidents are related and are asking for additional information from the public that may assist them in this investigation.
“ATF will work aggressively to find the person responsible for the theft of firearms from any federally licensed firearm dealer,” said Marvin Richardson, Special Agent in Charge, Denver Field Division. “Firearms are the tools of the trade for criminals who look to cause irrevocable harm to others in our community.”
The burglary at Qwik Cash Pawn is being investigated by the ATF Colorado Springs Field Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:
- ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283–4867
- ATF Colorado Springs Field Office: (719) 473–0166
- Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers: (719) 634–STOP
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – has announced a matching reward in the above case for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Qwik Cash Pawn, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) retailer, located in Colorado Springs, Colo..
The NSSF reward offer matches a $5,000 reward offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Steve Sanetti, president of the NSSF, said, “Our matching reward offer will hopefully help assist ATF and local law enforcement in solving this crime against a federally licensed firearms dealer and lead to the swift recovery of stolen firearms before they can enter the illegal underground black market where they can be misused to commit violent crimes.”
The matching reward payment by NSSF will be granted only following payment of the initial ATF reward.
All information will be treated confidentially and callers can remain anonymous upon request.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulates the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.