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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

July 15, 2010

Contact: Special Agent / PIO Donald Dawkins
(313) 202-3578 (Office)

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

46 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer

GARDEN CITY - Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Thomas E. Brandon of the Detroit Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Flanary’s Performance Center & Guns, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 153 Merriman Rd., Garden City, Michigan.

On July 9, 2010, during the early morning hours, someone forcibly broke into and entered the gun dealer’s business and stole 46 firearms.

This burglary of 46 firearms is a serious threat to the community, said SAC Brandon. These firearms, in the hands of criminals, can cause immeasurable harm to innocent victims. ATF is the federal law enforcement agency that investigates firearms trafficking, which results in significant federal prison sentences for the person or persons responsible.

The burglary at Flanary’s is being investigated by the ATF Ann Arbor Field Office and the Garden City Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867
ATF Ann Arbor Field Office: (734) 887-0060
Garden City Police Department: (734) 793-1700

All information will be treated confidentially and the callers will remain anonymous upon request.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating federal firearms violations and regulating the firearms industry. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at