The feds are asking for the public’s help finding the suspects who robbed a Loves Park gun shop not once, but twice. The ATF is hoping newly released surveillance video showing the suspects ransacking the store could get someone to come forward.They’re also offering a large reward for information that leads to their arrests.
Everything was quiet on December 15th, 2017 at Kap Guns until two individuals break-in. One suspect smashed a gun case open and both grabbed as much as they can before running out. Less than two weeks later, authorities believe the two suspects return. This time smashing several cases open with a tire iron. They get away with multiple handguns and rifles. In both cases, they were in and out in about 30 seconds. They are also caught on surveillance video leaving in the same stolen minivan. Authorities are now offering $5,000 for any information to help in their investigation.
“We don’t want one gun on the street, let alone 24,” said ATF Assistant Special Agent Brendan Iber. “To get these guys in custody, apprehended, arrested, would be major.”
The $5,000 reward amount is a joint effort between the ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Iber says they work closely with members of the firearm industry to curb criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
“Just getting one of those crews off the street,” said Iber. “If it was two separate or if it’s one, would be great. Obviously, they’re going into these things. They’re not stealing these guns to go duck hunting.”
The ATF adds while they are constantly working on the case, they need the public’s help to find the suspects.
“We don’t want these affecting the general public by any means,” said Iber. “It’s dangerous. If the firearms are in the wrong hands, the wrong person, they’re dangerous.”