Surveillance video: Silent Witness offers reward in gun shop theft

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The suspect took two handguns from a counter case. By Catherine Holland The suspect took two handguns from a counter case. By Catherine Holland
This man was with the suspect when he walked into the shop. The suspect can be seen leaning on a counter on the right side of the photo. By Catherine Holland This man was with the suspect when he walked into the shop. The suspect can be seen leaning on a counter on the right side of the photo. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX – Silent Witness is putting up a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who burglarized a Phoenix gun shop in the middle of the afternoon last month.

According to police, the male suspect walked into the Southwest Custom Firearms store at 36th Street and Indian School Road at about 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

That man, who entered the store with another man who is being called a person of interest, removed handguns from a counter case and left without paying. Surveillance video showed the suspect tucking the weapons into his waistband and then covering them with his shirt.

The suspect is described only as a white male between 20 and 28 years old. He’s between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds. He was wearing dark pants and a gray T-shirt.

The person of interest who was with him is described only as a white male. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and sunglasses.

Police did not have any other information about either man. Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

If you have any information about this case, you can call 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS. You also have the option of leaving your tip on the Silent Witness website, SilentWitness.org. Whether you call or go online, you can remain anonymous. To be eligible for the reward money, however, you must contact Silent Witness.