On Your Side: News 4 uncovers suspects at large in firearm theft

Reported by: Terri Hendry
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Updated: 10/07/2013 6:21 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Two men are in custody tonight and investigators are on the lookout for two others in connection with the theft of up to 70 firearms.

The public did not know about the theft of those guns, and we did not until we started asking questions thanks to a tip. Here is what we have been able to uncover for you: the theft took place at at A-American Self Storage on Valley Road in Reno nearly 4 months ago. It happened in mid-June. Last week, authorities arrested 28-year-old Randy Panzer and 29-year-old Ry Jerauld without incident. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office confirmed they arrested the two near their mutual Cold Springs residence. Sheriff's deputies also told News 4 they were able to confiscate at least 12 of the dozens of stolen firearms.

Detectives believe the men were not planning to use the weapons. Instead, they believe the men were interested in selling them for a profit.

News 4 also uncovered authorities are still looking for two others allegedly involved in the theft: Albert Garcia and Timothy McGivney. Garcia lives in Galt, California, but is known to visit the Reno area often. He has spent prison time in both Califorina and Nevada, and often uses the identity of his dead brother, Daniel Garcia, to stay away from police. Law enforcement documents that we obtained suggest he may have access to some anti-tank ammunition, but not necessarily access to anti-tank weapons.

The other man that they are looking for, McGivney, lives in Reno and is known to frequent a number of casinos in the area.

The On Your Side team is working to find out why you, the public, was not made aware of the dozen of guns stolen until we started asking questions. If you know of anything else that we should be investigating, let us know by sending us an email at onyourside@mynews4.com. 
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djp1099 - 10/8/2013 10:55 AM
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Why would the police need to inform you or the public of the thefts. Think about it, you place this info on the news and all is does is tell the suspects that the thefts have been discovered and now they sell/get rid of the guns. The police did the right thing by not disclosing the theft and instead work the case and now they have two in custody, 12 firearms recovered, two additional suspects identified and probably the whereabouts of the missing firearms.
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