MASON, Ohio -- Several guns were stolen during a break-in at a Mason firearm store early Wednesday morning.
The Journal-News reports the break-in happened just after 2 a.m. at Firepower Arms & Supply on Reading Road.
Mason police responded after an alarm activated. Surveillance images show the thieves carrying large stones or cinder blocks to smash out the front window. Another image from inside the store appears to show one man reaching into a glass display case.
The thieves were able to remove an unknown number of firearms, police said. Detectives were working to determine the type and number of firearms stolen.
Police are looking for one male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, another wearing blue and white basketball shorts with a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, and a third wearing tight black jeans with a gray hooded sweatshirt with black on the sleeves.
One of the thieves had neon green gloves.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also is investigating. That's typical any time firearms are stolen.
The ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group, are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information in the case. Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS, or 1-800-283-4867. You can also email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. 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. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Wednesday's was the second firearm theft from a store in the northern suburbs this spring. In nearby West Chester Township, police are looking for a man who stole a rifle from Cabela's at 7250 Cabela Drive last month.
The man put a Savage model B22 .22 caliber rifle under his clothes and walked out of the store on April 24, police said.
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Anyone with information on the Cabela's theft should call West Chester police at 513-759-7270 or at 513-777-2231.
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