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Authorities offering $5,000 reward for info about suspect in Trinidad gun shop burglary

Rocky Mountain Trading Company burglary
Posted at 9:51 PM, Dec 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-12 23:51:50-05

TRINIDAD, Colo. — Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the suspect who burglarized a Trinidad gun shop.

The burglary happened at Rocky Mountain Trading Company, located at 255 North Commercial Street in Trinidad, around 1:50 a.m. on Dec. 6.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the suspect cut off power to the business then entered the building after throwing a piece of concrete through the glass front door. They then put seven shotguns and one rifle into a duffle bag and took off on a bicycle.

The suspect was last seen wearing white pants and a white hooded sweatshirt "consistent with the attire of a commercial painter's uniform," the ATF said. The getaway vehicle is believed to be a mountain bicycle.

Rocky Mountain Trading Company burglary

There is a $5,000 reward — $2,500 from the ATF and $2,500 from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry — for information that leads to the suspect's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF at 1-888-283-8477. Tips can also be submitted online or by emailing

The Trinidad Police Department is leading the investigation in conjunction with the ATF.

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