$10,000 reward offered in Rapid City gun store burglary

21 of the guns have been recovered while one juvenile is in custody. However, investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the others involved and in the aid of recovering the remaining missing firearms.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information regarding a burglary that took place at First Stop Gun and Coin in Rapid City on Sept. 23rd.

According to a release from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 21 of the stolen firearms have been recovered and a juvenile is in custody. However, investigators are asking the public for their help to recover the remaining firearms and help identify the others involved in the crime.

The ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have announced that the reward will be given for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals involved in the burglary.

The Rapid City Police Department and ATF are currently investigating the burglary where between 25 and 40 guns were stolen.

“Firearms theft is a very serious crime,” said Special Agent in Charge Terry Henderson, of the St. Paul Field Division. “Once firearms are stolen, they are often used in violent crimes soon after. We highly encourage anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible to prevent these firearms from being used in a crime of violence in our communities.”

In total, ATF and NSSF are both offering $5,000, totaling the aforementioned $10,000 reward. In order to receive the money, the information must lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) that were involved in the crime as well as in the aid in the recovery of the stolen firearms.

Anyone with information can contact RCPD Detective Jim Ingalls at 605-394-4131. Information can also be submitted anonymously by texting the letters “RCPD” along with the information to 847-411.

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