ATF Offers Reward For Information on Sunnyside Burglary
A cash reward is being offered by federal authorities to find the person or people responsible for burglarizing and stealing firearms at the Ace Hardware store in Sunnyside on June 6. The reward is being offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF.
Authorities say suspect or suspects broke into the Ace Hardware at 615 Yakima Valley Highway at about 12:35 a.m. on June 6. Once inside the suspects stole more than $25,000 in cash and 4 pistols.
The ATF is hoping a $2,000 reward will push someone to contact authorities and give them the information they need to make an arrest or arrests. Another $4,000 is being offered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation for information leading to an arrest.
A press release from federal officials says;
“We believe these firearms are most likely still there in the area, and are a threat to the safety of the community until they are recovered, and the perpetrators are taken into custody,” explained Jonathan T. McPherson, ATF Seattle Field Division Special Agent in Charge. “We ask if that you know who took part in this brazen burglary, or know where any of the firearms are, you call ATF or your local law enforcement agency. You can also submit a tip online or via e-mail.”
Anyone with information about the persons responsible and/or information leading to the recovery of the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf .gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf .gov/contact/atftips.
Tips can also be sent to Det. Melissa Heeren at Sunnyside Police by calling 509-836-6230.