Cops offer PlayStation 3 as reward to find stolen guns

It’s pretty tempting. Tell Snellville police who stole 12 guns, including two assault rifles, and get either a PlayStation 3 or a $350 gift card.

That’s because investigators in the Gwinnett County city feel certain that teenagers living in the neighborhood where the guns were stolen known who is responsible, Tony Thomas with Channel 2 Action News reported.

“We thought by offering something that might be more enticing to the age group we are targeting other than just some money might bring somebody forward,” Sgt. Trey Downs says.

An AR-15 assault rifle, an SKS rifle, and several handguns, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, are among the items taken during the burglary in the Hawthorne Glen subdivision, according to police. Also taken was a gaming station. Yep, a PlayStation 3.

The homeowner, who admits the guns were not locked up, says he was at work when someone broke in through a back window. Now, investigators want to get the weapons returned, before they end up in the wrong hands.

Is this a clever tactic by police to get teens to snitch? Do you think it will work?

26 comments Add your comment

Seriuosly?

September 14th, 2012
9:40 am

A playstation 3 and they stole the same thing? Brilliant biys…they took the safe too? Sounds like Officer Wimby should be called…DOH!

Gameboy

September 14th, 2012
9:54 am

Since they’ve already stolen the PS3, maybe offer a widescreen HD TV – would go nicely with the hot PS3.

Hamburgler

September 14th, 2012
9:55 am

I looks like they took the rearwheel hubcap from the patrol car in the Crime Time banner too. Kelly Kautz to the rescue!

Seriously??

September 14th, 2012
9:59 am

Its Mayor Wimby. Chief Wiggins is who needs to be called. “Hilarious” comments such as yours work better when the references make sense…..DOH!

@urethrafranklyn

September 14th, 2012
10:04 am

The homeowner “admits” the guns were locked up? Locking them up is a good thing. Did you mean to say he admits they were not locked up?

jeffrey d

September 14th, 2012
10:05 am

Except that I wouldn’t exactly want to rat out somebody with assault rifles.

Southside Steve

September 14th, 2012
10:10 am

SNIFF…SNIFF…It’s Mayor Quimby and Police Chief Wiggum…SNIFF…SNIFF… even I know that

Larry Love

September 14th, 2012
10:15 am

How about report the law breakers instead of snitch.

I live there

September 14th, 2012
10:18 am

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I live there

September 14th, 2012
10:20 am

that subdivison has gone down every since they built an apt complex across the street from it. So many homes have been broken into.

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