They are offering a hefty reward of up to $15,000 for information after a robbery and an attempted robbery occurred nearly a week apart at the same Rockville, Maryland, gun store last November.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) released photos of the alleged thieves this week.
The ATF said that on November 19, Montgomery County police responded to Atlantic Guns at 15813 Frederick Road about a report of robbery. When they arrived, they found a stolen vehicle on a sidewalk.
After looking at the video surveillance footage, authorities said several suspects they unsuccessfully attempted to ram the stolen vehicle into the store to gain entry and “no property was stolen.”
ATF said that on November 25, police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at the same gun store. When they arrived, they found a stolen black sedan on a sidewalk. Video surveillance images showed the suspects using the vehicle to successfully ram the store .
Four of the suspects entered the store and took seven handguns and five rifles before fleeing the area with two additional suspects in a waiting vehicle, ATF said in a news release.
Montgomery County Police, along with ATF, are working to identify the individuals and recover the stolen firearms.
They are asking people with information about the robberies to call ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS.