California: ATF Offers $10K for Information on Goleta Gun Store Burglary

California: ATF Offers $10K for Information on Goleta Gun Store Burglary
California: ATF Offers $10K for Information on Goleta Gun Store Burglary

GOLETA, Calif. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward today of up to $10,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for the burglary of a federal firearms licensee in Goleta, California.

Sometime between late July and early August, Goodland Guns, 5731 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, California was burglarized and 11 firearms were stolen. The suspect(s) gained entry by cutting a hole into the wall of the business and then stole five pistols, four shotguns, and two rifles.

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office detectives were called to the federal firearms licensee on Aug. 12 to investigate the burglary.

ATF Los Angeles Field Division is offering up to a $5,000 reward, along with up to a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary of Goodland Guns.

This total reward of $10,000 is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the ATF and NSSF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact SBSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at (805) 681-4150. You can also call the anonymous tip line at (805) 681-4171, or submit information online at sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip.

When reporting information, include as many details as possible, and contact information if seeking a reward. Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.

This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, follow ATF on Twitter at & Instagram @LosAngelesATF.


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of 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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MarkE
MarkE
28 days ago

The burglary occurred “Sometime between late July and early August…” and involved “…cutting a hole in the wall…”. What does this mean? That’s like saying someone must have stolen my refrigerator during the last two weeks of August when, on Labor Day, I suddenly realized I was out of ice. Perhaps part of the ATF investigation should involve eye exams for all the employees. What is not being reported here?

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
28 days ago

This just proves criminals don’t bother with back ground checks , they just cut a loophole in the wall and steal what they want . Background checks only impede lawbiding people . See how well all those laws are working in California to keep the guns out of the hands of criminals . They are a complete failure it appears . But the idiots keep promoting a false sense of safety over freedom . Keep up the good work you morons it’s a complete failure as you can plainly see !

JPM
JPM
28 days ago

BATFE stocking up on merchandise to send south.

Knute
Knute
28 days ago
Reply to  JPM

And yet Mexico blames and sues the gun makers. I guess they’ve figured out that they could never get paid in a federal court if they put the blame on the federal government where it properly belongs. As usual, nobody cares about truth or who is actually guilty… only money.

Arny
Arny
28 days ago

Cut a hole in the wall & no one heard a thing. He knew right where to cut. I could use him for some home repairs. Just hide your valuables. lol

swmft
swmft
28 days ago

so was this another atf fbi gun walking gone wrong??