Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for several burglaries last month, including one that occurred last Thursday on the 100 block of Commerce Street in which several firearms were taken.
A reward is available for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction. Tips can be called in to Crimestoppers at 425-8884.
In the Commerce Street incident, the burglar forced his or her way into the home and got away with six firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Firearms taken were:
• A Ruger .22 caliber rifle
• A Marlin 30/30 lever action rifle
• A Savage .308 caliber bolt action
• A Savage Trophy 300 Win Mag Caliber Bolt Action
• A Colt pistol .45 caliber revolver
• And an AK 47 rifle Hungarian 716 mm.
The burglar or burglars also made off with a PlayStation 3 gaming console and a green army flashlight.
Las Vegas Sgt. of Investigations Pamela Sandoval said the department has already received several promising leads. Among the tips they are getting is that someone is trying to sell the items in the community.
She said the owner of the weapons was able to provide serial numbers for each of them. Sandoval warns that anyone found with the weapons or any other stolen items can be charged with receiving/transferring stolen property.
Sandoval said Las Vegas police are looking into the possibility that the Commerce Street burglary could be linked to the Rio Gallinas school burglary that occurred March 23.
Taken in that burglary were 12 ThinkPads L530’s and Samsung Chromebooks. All of those items had serial numbers and can be traced, she said.
In other burglaries that occurred in March, Las Vegas residents lost an Xbox, money and jewelry.
Sandoval advised all area residents to make sure their homes are secure by locking deadbolts and asking someone to watch over their house when they’re not home.