CORONA (CBSLA.com) — Federal investigators on Thursday announced a $10,000 reward being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of at least two suspects responsible for a burglary at a Corona gun store.
On Tuesday, August 28th, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to an activated burglary alarm at Turner’s Outdoorsman in 18300 block of Hawthorne Boulevard.
Upon officers arriving and checking the exterior of the business, officers observed forced entry had been made into the business through the rear door.
Detectives are working with evidence collected at the scene and reviewing video surveillance to identify possible suspects. Authorities believe several handguns and rifles werestolen from the business.
Detectives are working closely with the Turner’s Outdoorsman management to determine the number and amount of weapons that were stolen.
Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Bogdalek, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Los Angeles Field Division said a $5,000 reward will be offered will be matched by Turner’s Outdoorsman with an additional $5,000 for a total of $10,000 for information.
“The burglary and theft of firearms from an FFL is a very serious crime and a top investigative priority for ATF and the Corona Police Department,” said Bogdalek. “We are asking the public to look at these surveillance photos to see if you recognize the persons involved.”
Anyone with information on the crime should contact ATF’s toll-free, 24-hour tip line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867).