San Antonio, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, San Antonio Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for burglarizing Mission Ridge Range and Academy, located at 4507 N. Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, Texas.
On October 26, at approximately 1:27 a.m., three suspects forced entry into Mission Ridge Range and Academy. Once inside, the suspects stole 6 firearms from the display racks. The suspects are described as young, thin, black males.
Suspect #1 was wearing a grey Holister hoodie and blue Nike sneakers. Suspect #2 was wearing a red Florida State University hoodie, black shorts, and black sandals. Suspect #3 was wearing a green Nike hoodie.
The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a black Nissan Altima or similar model, and carried a black duffel bag with white lettering “hit it hard” and an image of red boxing gloves.
“Criminals who use firearms to commit violent crime remains the laser focus of ATF, and we must quickly recover these guns before they commit additional crimes,” said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
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.