By Jeff Todd
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s been one month since Travis Mason was shot and killed while on guard at an Aurora marijuana dispensary, now the reward for information has been increased to $30,000.
“I don’t feel like it’s really getting out there like it should,” said Samantha Mason, Travis’s widow, about information in the case.
Sources close to the investigation say tips have been few and far between, propelling local businesses to increase the reward.
The images released by Aurora police show two gunmen fully clothed and covered. The best clue may be their unique shoes. One man has on red Converse, and the other has grey sneakers with blue shoelaces.
Shortline Automotive Group has donated about $18,000 to increase the reward. Another dispensary owner has also included $3,000. The business leaders getting involved in the case shows the concern with the brazen attackers still on the run.
“Hopefully somebody might need (money) that knows something and might come forward,” Samantha Mason said. “I have a feeling somebody knows; they’re just not saying anything.”
Travis Mason had recently started working at the Green Heart dispensary in Aurora. He’s a father of three and a former Marine.
Additional Information From The Aurora Police Department
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Agent Matthew Ingui with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303)739-6067. Tipsters also can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward,” an Aurora Police Press Release says.
Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 he’s been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.