$10K reward, security video released in Bellevue gun shop burglary
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A $10,000 reward has been offered in Tuesday's burglary of a Bellevue gun shop in which about 70 guns were stolen.
Most of the guns taken from the West Coast Armory, 13216 S.E. 32nd St., were pistols. Four semiautomatic rifles, a short-barrel rifle and a silencer were also taken.
The burglary took place just after 3 a.m. when a stolen car was rammed into the shop, and three thieves took the guns.
Security video has been released in the crime:
Here is a second video:
The thieves wore hooded sweatshirts or jackets and gloves. Their faces were covered.
The stolen car was later found at an apartment complex near the gun shop. Others may have been involved in helping the three flee, authorities say.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation is matching that. The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Anyone with information about the person or 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 may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All calls and tips will be kept confidential. Online tips can also be given to the Bellevue police at https://police.bellevuewa.gov/report-and-prevent-crime/report-a-crime-online.