ATF offering $10K reward for info on Mitchell pawn shop burglary
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leading the offer of a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of suspects in the burglary of Palace City Pawn in Mitchell on June 1.
The Mitchell Police Division and the ATF's St. Paul Field Division are investigating the burglary, which occurred around 3 a.m. on June 1. Surveillance footage showed four individuals forcefully entering the premises, stealing a number of firearms and fleeing the scene, authorities have said.
Images showed four men involved with the break-in of the business at 700 N. Sanborn Boulevard. They included: a man in a black jacket and a gray hooded sweatshirt, a lime green facemask and black pants; a man in a red puffy jacket, a black hood with wording at the top of the hood, black pants and gray and black shoes; a man with a gray coat, light blue jeans, a navy blue backpack and a gray facemask; and a man with a black and white hooded sweatshirt with Nike emblems all over it, along with black sweatpants and a white stripe on the side.
Palace City Pawn is a federal firearms licensee and the ATF has partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, as part of a larger national cooperative initiative in which NSSF matches an ATF reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers, like Palace City Pawn. Both ATF and NSSF are offering a reward of up to $5,000 each and $10,000 total.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers issued a notice about the crime on June 2, offering a minimum of a $250 reward for information related to the burglary.
The ATF said those with information in relation to this incident, the identification of those responsible, or information on the stolen firearms should call Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers at (605) 996-1700. To submit a mobile tip, download the free “P3 Tips” app from the Google Play store or Apple Store or by visiting www.p3tips.com. You can also go to www.mitchellcrimestoppers.org to submit a crime tip by e-mail. Information submitted can remain anonymous. However, contact information is required if a reward is sought.
ATF is a bureau within the Department of Justice whose mission is to prevent, interrupt and remove violent gun crime from American communities. The St. Paul Field Division works with local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety organizations to combat violent gun crime in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.