Reward offered in Phoenix gun store theft


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 5:15 AM

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PHOENIX -- Thirteen firearms were stolen from a licensed gun dealer in Phoenix and authorities are asking for the public's help in solving the crime.

The theft was captured on surveillance video.

According to Phoenix police, three males pried open the front door of C3 Arms near 35th Avenue and Greenway Road just after midnight Monday.

Sgt. Trent Crump said the suspects were wearing bandannas or T-shirts wrapped around their faces, concealing their identities.

Surveillance video captured a partial image of the suspects' vehicle, which appeared to be a white Chevrolet pickup with no license plate visible.

Police have released the surveillance video in the hopes that someone will be able to provide additional information about the suspects or vehicle.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 and Silent Witness is offering an additional $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Anyone with information related to this theft is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.