Police turn up the heat in unsolved Lynnwood Gun theft

More than a month after a major theft at Lynnwood Gun and Ammunition,  local police and federal agents want to get people talking about the unsolved case.

Lynnwood Police, the ATF and Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound asked the public today for any information that could lead them to the suspect, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

“We look at it like a puzzle. We may know eight out of the 10 pieces, but the two pieces missing could very well solve this case,” Merle Carner from Crime Stoppers said.

A total of 96 guns were taken during the burglary on March 26. Their serial numbers have been entered into a national database but so far none of them have turned up.

“There is nothing good that can come from 96 stolen firearms loose in our community,” ATF Special Agent in Charge Kelvin Crenshaw said.

Shannon Sessions from Lynnwood PD said the store’s owner is not a suspect in the investigation. “We are not focusing in on any one group,” she said.

Crime Stoppers has added $1,000 to the reward total, bringing it to $11,000 (the ATF and the firearms industry contributed the rest.) Tips can be called into Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS, the ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS or Lynnwood Police Detective Anne Miles at 425-670-5669.

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