$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Dick’s Sporting Goods Burglar

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Dick’s Sporting Goods Burglar
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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

OKLAHOMA CITY –-(Ammoland.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $2,500.00 reward, combined with an additional $2,500.00 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from Dick’s Sporting Goods at 14200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

About 20 long guns were stolen by three masked, unknown suspects in the early morning hours of Jan. 21 2017.

“We hope someone knows what happened and will come forward before the stolen firearms are used in future crimes,” said ATF Dallas Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Temple. “Having these firearms in the hands of criminals is a serious safety concern for the community and law enforcement.”

Stealing firearms from a federally licensed dealer and possessing stolen firearms are federal crimes punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800- ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the Oklahoma City PD Crime Stoppers at 405/235-7300 or online at www.okccrimetips.com (link is external). People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at www.reportit.com (link is external) and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous.

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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    Jim Macklin
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    Twenty long guns stolen by three masked men “in the early morning hours” makes me think it was an “inside job” meaning a former employee who knew the security details, alarm locations and night storage locations. The story didn’t say, but I suspect that the guns are MSR/ARs and perhaps some shotguns. In the week that has passed the shotguns have been hack sawed. Hopefully the thief was from the gun department and won’t know to not hacksaw the 16 inch barrel on an AR down to the gas block.. There would have been a car or truck parked nearby,… Read more »

    jamie
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    jamie

    assuming the camera was not the typical poor quality businesses get

    businesses think they are saving money but what they really buy is old 1970 tv technology cameras and lucky if you know your own face when looking at video

    try looking at the security video in news after some bank robbery once

    Tom Hobbs
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    Tom Hobbs

    Cameras are there for insurance requirements. If they help get the perp, it’s a plus.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    I live less than a mile from that store. I’ve been a frequent customer, so I know some of the clerks personally.

    This burglary (understandably) has those clerks very concerned… and (also understandably) my neighborhood has taken this personally, and has become alert and protective. We hope Law Enforcement can successfully solve this crime, and quickly.

    sick and tired
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    sick and tired

    Terrible things going on in this country but I can’t stand Dick’s Sporting Goods at all – massive rip off along with Academy and Cabellas and Bass Pro!

    Dr. Strangelove
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    Dr. Strangelove

    I almost asked why the robbers didn’t steal any pistols until I remembered that Dick’s bowed to the PC gun-grabbers and quit selling them. This is still wrong however and I hope the perps are caught and get locked up.

    jamie
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    jamie

    guess need to build gun shops as a nuclear blast bunker and just shut and lock the door at night

    want to see a burglar try and smash their way in through a blast door

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    I’ve thought rigging some sort of gas discharge that would put the invaders to sleep until LE come round and scoop them up. But there’s probabl some law against that. Amazing how all the anti gun quacks prattle on about “safe storage”. “background checks”, “one gun a month”, recording the serial numbers to tie them wiht the new owners, etc…. which ALL we responsible folk do (well, hang the recorded serial number bit, and I only buy one gun a month when I run out of money) and deadbeats pull off a heist like this one and all their laws… Read more »

    2nd Amender
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    2nd Amender

    That’s called a booby trap, most places. Kind of like if you wired anything metal to a live 220v line to incapacitate any after hours visitors

    Gil
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    Gil

    The 2A method would to rig a gun to fire when the door is opened. The “victim” can hardly complain since they were breaking in.

    Gil
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    Gil

    The 2A method would be use the money to put a bounty on the crook “$5,000 – dead or alive.”

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Gi, What is ” The 2A method…”? There are no methods described in the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment identifies our Civil Right as a citizen of the United States to keep and carry arms. So please, define your terms and stop making things up!

    Gil
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    Gil

    Au contraire: well-regulated militias. Back in the day the people defended themselves and caught the crooks. The police force is a relatively recent invention in comparison.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    more twattle from Gil.

    You have NO CLUE how real life works.