GREENWOOD, Ind. - The ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information after a gun store in Greenwood was burglarized.
On Wednesday morning at around 2:45 a.m., a suspects or suspects forcefully gained entry into Elmore's Firearms, located in the 200 block of N. SR 135. It was almost one year ago that thieves also hit the store by driving a stolen pickup truck into the building to gain access.
In this incident, police said seven handguns and two long guns were stolen. An investigation has been launched spearheaded by the ATF and Greenwood police.
Authorities said the thief on Wednesday broke in through the roof. As alarms went off, the thief was able to escape with two long guns and seven handguns.
“We believe [the suspect has] a medium to thin build," said Greenwood Police Officer Kortney Burrello, "[and] he had on a hoodie and gloves.”
Investigators think the suspect may have been in the gun store before he broke in.
"He was in and out so quickly he had probably...been in the business before,” said Burrello.
Last year, according to ATF records, 58 Indiana guns stores were broken into, resulting in the thefts of 551 weapons.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible. NSSF will match the $2,500 for a total of $5,000.
Anyone having information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867).