The federal government and the gun industry’s top trade organization offered a $10,000 reward last week for information about an armed robbery at an Oklahoma City pawn shop last month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation each contributed $5,000 to the cause as part of a larger initiative between the agency and NSSF to match rewards in theft cases involving federally-licensed firearms dealers.
The latest reward comes after two masked men robbed Fast Cash Pawn around 10 a.m. May 22 in Oklahoma City, the agency said, fleeing with 23 guns and an unspecified amount of jewelry stashed in a red bag. One of the suspects fired at a pawn shop employee and missed, the agency said, before forcing the employee to empty the register at gunpoint. No customers were inside the store at the time of the robbery.
Both suspects are described as black men with thin builds with bandannas disguising their faces. The first suspect measured about 6 feet tall and sported dark jeans, black tennis shoes and a sweatshirt with “John Marshall High School” printed on it in white letters. The second suspect measured 5 feet 10 inches tall and wore dark jeans, black tennis shoes and a sweatshirt with “Carl Albert High School” printed on it in red and white letters.
Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF Dallas Field Division or 1-800-ATF-GUNS. Tipsters can also report information via text message or using the ATF’s “reportit” app.
The NSSF and ATF announced monetary rewards last month for information regarding robberies of federally-licensed firearms dealers in Washington, Kentucky, Texas, North Carolina, Delaware and Missouri.