Texas: ATF, NSSF Offers Up to $10,000 Reward on a String of Recent Burglaries

Robery Elliot White Gun Co, Republic Arsenal and SK Arms 2021
Elliot White Gun Co, Republic Arsenal and SK Arms Robberys 2021

Dallas – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspects responsible for the burglary and theft of multiple firearms from Elliot White Gun Co, Republic Arsenal and SK Arms.

On April 13, 2021, at approximately 2:15 a.m., five unidentified individuals made unlawful entry into Elliot White Gun Co, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), located at 6242 Rufe Snow Drive #216, North Richland Hills, Texas. The individuals proceeded to steal firearms from drawers and glass display cases. In total, the individuals stole nine (9) firearms and various firearm accessories. The suspect vehicle was identified as an older model red Ford Escape. (Reference video #1)

On April 18, 2021, at approximately 3:05 a.m., five unidentified individuals made unlawful entry into Republic Arsenal, 320 South Hwy 121 N, Suite J206, Coppell, Texas. One of individuals utilized a hammer to smash a glass case and the individuals began taking firearms. In total the individuals stole eighteen (18) firearms and various ammunition boxes. The suspect vehicle was identified as an older model red Ford Escape. (Reference video #2)

On April 19, 2021, at approximately 1:11 a.m., four unidentified individuals made unlawful entry into SK Arms, 1221 Flower Mound Road #140, Flower Mound, Texas. The individuals shattered multiple glass cases and proceeded to steal fifteen (15) firearms. (Reference video #3)

During each robbery the suspects tried to conceal their identity by wearing masks, hoods and gloves.

“We at ATF ask the public to help us solve these serial burglaries. Every day that these stolen firearms remain on the streets it increases the chances of them being used in a violent crime. If you know something, please say something” said ATF Dallas Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C Boshek II.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to [email protected], through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips.

The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF, in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

Dallas Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF )

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NYS Patriot
NYS Patriot
1 month ago

I perceive that these individuals were only concerned about passing the NICs background check, that they may not be able to legally purchase and possess a firearm…Do we really need more laws? Get real….

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
1 month ago

The ATF cannot protect themselves from theft. Two years ago guns and gun parts not able to be traced were stolen from them. Given how the ATF has been running guns to Mexico, you might want to have all the ATF agents take a lie detector test… Or maybe the DEA, FBI, CIA, et al. If the ATF were a consumer protection agency, every .22 would have 3 grains of powder and a 9mm would have 13 grains of Norma R1.

Last edited 1 month ago by JohnLloydScharf
Son of Waylon
Son of Waylon
1 month ago

Don’t worry, all they got to do is trace the serial numbers right? Guns are fine they will turn themselves in right? Need to do background checks on people who drink, every time you purchase alcohol, you need to answer a few questions, ask if you are going to drive after you drink, then get fingerprinted on the bottle, so when you toss it out the window they can get you for littering too

Country Boy
Country Boy
1 month ago

So… the ATF needs help doing the real purpose of the ATF.. I wonder if they thought about using technology to read the license plate of the red Ford in the video tape?
yep them ATF guys are really on the ball…………makes ya feel good they’re on the job doesn’t it?

Bubba
Bubba
1 month ago

ATF is probably responsible for the theft.
David Chipman Probably orchestrated it himself. Although I don’t think he is smart enough to pull off something like this.

nod
nod
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubba

He is having Holder help him.

Levelhead
Levelhead
1 month ago

I would guess that the typical stolen firearm is worth at least $1k. So if a group steals 10 firearms, and ATF is offering $10K they are barely matching the street value of the stolen guns. If they are serious about wanting the guns back they need to offer a much more substantial reward. The government can afford it and it would show that ATF is serious.

Arny
Arny
1 month ago
Reply to  Levelhead

Why should citizens pay for this ? They will turn up soon enough in crimes. Probably South of the border.