Officials offer reward for suspects in gun store burglary

AUSTIN, Texas -- Officials are offering a reward of up to $11,000 for information leading to the arrest of two suspects who stole firearms from a store in northwest Austin. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive said in a release that it was working with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry and Crime Stoppers of Austin to identify and apprehend the suspect who burglarized ATX Armory, located at 12119 Roxie Drive.

According to the release, the suspects broke into the store around 3:05 a.m. on June 12 while the store was closed. They stole at least six firearms, including one fully automatic firearm. 

One of the suspects was described as a white male, between 16 and 21-years-old, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with brown curly hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with blue jeans, black and white baseball batting gloves and a black Jansport backpack. 

The second suspect was a white or Hispanic male, also between 16 and 21-years-old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and a black/brown backpack.

The suspects were driving a possibly silver 4-door sedan.

“Getting illegally obtained guns off the street is ATF’s top priority,” said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS or Crime Stoppers of Austin at 512-472-TIPS. You can also submit tips with the Crime Stoppers app or APD's app, available on iPhone or Android.

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