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RANGELY | Information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals who burglarized Rangely True Value on Sept. 30 — walking away with 28 firearms — and who broke in again, it’s believed, on Nov. 4, could be worth up to $10,000.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division is offering up to a $5,000 reward with a matching amount offered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for a potential total of up to $10,000.
The Sept. 30 burglary, characterized by Rangely Police Chief Ti Hamblin as a “smash-and-grab,” occurred around 11 p.m., with the suspects returning to the store two additional times during the early morning hours of Oct. 1. It is believed that the same suspects broke into the store again during the early morning hours of Nov. 4. No firearms were stolen during that break-in.
The NSSF and ATF have a national cooperative initiative in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving firearm thefts from federally licensed retailers.
ATF is investigating this case jointly with both the Rangely Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Anyone with information should call ATF’s Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or the Rangely Police Department at 970-675-8466. Callers to the ATF tip lines can remain anonymous. Individuals can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app www.reportit.com which can be accessed at Google Play and the Apple App Store as well. All tips to the app are confidential and can be anonymous.