More than 2 dozen guns stolen from Copperas Cove pawn shop

Burglar steals 26 guns from Kwik Cash Pawn in Copperas Cove on Sept. 3, 2017. (ATF)
Burglar steals 26 guns from Kwik Cash Pawn in Copperas Cove on Sept. 3, 2017. (ATF)

COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KXAN) — Firearm burglaries on are on the rise and now the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has another theft case to solve.

On Sept. 3, a man broke into the Kwik Cash Pawn in Copperas Cove around 10 p.m. and managed to get away with 26 guns. Surveillance video shows the suspect stuffing the guns into a backpack. From the video, it appears the guns that the stolen were not in locked cases.

ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 6 feet tall, 220 pounds and mid-to-late 20s.

The suspect was seen driving an older black sedan, possibly a Honda.

According to numbers compiled annually by the ATF in 2016, Texas recorded 48 burglaries and a total of 639 firearms stolen in those thefts. That’s up from 447 guns stolen in 35 burglaries the year before.

At the end of August, three suspects broke into a gun store in Oak Hill and made off with nearly three dozen firearms. There is a $5,000 reward for their arrest.

 

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