ETX homeowner offers $10K reward for return of stolen firearms

ETX homeowner offers $10K reward for return of stolen firearms

A homeowner in Bowie County, Texas who was robbed twice in 10 days is offering a reward for either all of his missing firearms or the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Bowie County Deputies say the victim reported two burglaries in a 10-day time span that started on June 19 and ended on June 29 at a home on Hwy. 67 in the Maud area around the old Crystal Springs Water Park.

Deputies say a large amount of ammunition, several firearms, and several other items were taken in the first break-in. The property taken in this crime has a reported value of $11,467.00.

The day after filing the first report, the homeowner returned to his house to again find someone had entered his home. This time a gun safe was forced open. Twenty-eight firearms were removed and stolen from inside this safe.

The stolen firearms include both handguns and long guns that have a reported value of $27,278.00. This brings the total dollar loss from these two burglaries to $38,745.00.

Both of these cases are ongoing active investigations, and there are no suspects, deputies say.

The homeowner is offering up to a $10,000 reward for the return of all of his missing firearms, or the arrests and convictions of the suspects. Anyone with information about either of these crimes should contact Investigator David Biggar at (903) 628-6815.

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