Riverside gun store burglarized twice in less than a month, authorities say

Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 17:44:06-04

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Authorities are searching for a suspects who they say burglarized a gun store in Riverside.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say the store has been burglarized twice, leading them to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to arrests.

The first burglary happened on May 26 at Centerfire Firearms, which is located on the 3600 block of Sunnyside Drive. During that incident, the suspects broke in through the front door and stole eight guns.

The second burglary took place on June 9. ATF says three suspects broke into the store, stole 15 firearms, then fled in a possibly gray or black four-door sedan.

“The trend of stealing firearms from licensed gun dealers is on the rise,” said McMullan. “This is not acceptable. ATF is dedicated to tracking down those responsible.”

It’s unclear if the burglaries are connected in any way. Anyone with information is asked to call ATF at 951-320-7576.