Monroe gun shop on Lewis burglarized
Monroe Police Department photo
The Monroe Police Department responded to Armageddon Arms for a burglary in which many guns were stolen Sept. 6.
Up to $10,000 reward for Armageddon Arms
Firearms organizations have jointly put up $10,000 for the arrest and capture of people responsible for the Sept. 6 break-in of Armageddon Arms on Lewis Street. Twenty-four firearms were stolen, according to the Seattle office of the bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
The ATF and Monroe Police Department are investigating the crime.
As of last week, there weren’t any arrests to announce, Monroe Police Administrative Cmdr. Paul Ryan said.
People can send confidential tips to ATF to 1-888-ATF-TIPS or ATFTips@atf.gov
The reward money was put up by the ATF and a trade association for the firearms industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation or NSSF.
MONROE — “Several different styles and makes of guns were taken” in an early-morning burglary at the downtown gun shop on Lewis Street that happened shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, police said.
A white SUV was used to bust a pillar and breach the front door of Armageddon Arms, 121 S. Lewis St. In-store video publicized by police showed at least three people ran in, grabbed as much as they could within five minutes and then got out.
Several guns were stolen in the burglary. Police won’t reveal what kinds or what calibers they were to protect the investigation, police said.
The store sustained a lot of damage.
The thieves abandoned the SUV used to smash into the store. It was a stolen vehicle with California plates which later that morning was reported stolen to
the Kent Police Department, the Monroe Police Department said in a news release.
A passerby called 911 from seeing a car leaving the store fast, but lost sight of them going down S. Lewis Street.
A Monroe resident who was in the area at the time posted on the Monroe Police Department’s social media page that she saw the car parked and making a U-Turn to position itself near the store, and also saw a second car nearby.
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