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ATF OFFERS REWARDS FOR INFORMATION ON GUN BURGLARIES

Seal of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, T...Seal of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after it moved to the Department of Justice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Bozeman Gun Dealer Burglary

 

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who burglarized Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply at about 3:45 a.m., Aug. 9.

About 17 handguns were taken from the store at 822 Jackrabbit Lane in Bozeman, Montana. No suspect information is available. ATF and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating the burglary.

Anyone with information should call ATF’s Billings Field Office at 406-657-9700, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office at 406-582-2100 or the ATF Tip Line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867). Callers to the ATF tip line can remain anonymous.

Stolen firearms in Montana

  • In 2015, 15 firearms were stolen from licensed gun dealers, a 50 percent decrease from 2014.
  • 30 firearms were stolen from licensed gun dealers in 2014.
  • Montana ranked 37 in the nation in 2015 for lost and stolen firearms from gun dealers.
  • About 22 firearms have been stolen from licensed gun dealers in Montana in 2016.
  • There are about 1,080 gun dealers (including pawn brokers) in Montana.

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward In Firearms Theft

Seeking Public’s Help in Firearms Theft from a Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Tony’s Guns & Police Supply, a federal firearm licensee (FFL), in Sumter, S.C. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

On August 5, 2016, at approximately 1:56 a.m., two unidentified suspects broke into Tony’s Gun & Police Supply located at 4308 Broad Street in Sumter, S.C. The suspects stole several firearms and fled the scene. This crime is being investigated by ATF and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.        

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. 

ATF and our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal laws are held accountable. Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating violent crimes. For more information about ATF, go to www.atf.gov.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Evergeen PD and the Firearms Industry Seek Public’s Help in Evergreen Firearms Theft

EVERGREEN, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Evergreen Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the recovery of firearms as a result of the theft of firearms from Salter Hardware, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On July 15, 2016, Salter Hardware, 601 West Front Street, was burglarized and approximately 21 firearms were reported stolen to the Evergreen Police Department. ATF Industry Operations Investigators are in the process of conducting an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen.

ATF is offering the reward in the amount of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearm industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the Evergreen Police Department at (251) 578-1111.  

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry.  More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

 

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SOURCE: https://www.atf.gov/news

 

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