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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2010

Contact: SA/PIO Brad Beyersdorf
(303) 710-7643

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

50 Firearms Stolen From Licensed Dealer

DENVER — Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson, Denver Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Mountain Man Outdoors, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 487 S. Main Street, Ephraim, Utah.

On July 17, 2010, during the early morning hours, someone forcibly broke into and entered the gun dealer’s business and stole 50 firearms.

The theft of any number of firearms poses a serious threat to the community, said SAC Richardson. The theft of these 50 firearms, in the hands of criminals, can cause immeasurable harm to innocent victims. ATF is the federal law enforcement agency that investigates firearms thefts, which results in significant federal prison sentences for the person or persons responsible.

The burglary at Mountain Man Outdoors is being investigated by the ATF Salt Lake City Field Office and the Ephraim Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

ATF Gun Hotline: (800) ATF GUNS or (800) 283-4867
ATF Salt Lake City Field Office: (801) 524-7070
Ephraim Police Department: (435) 283-4602

All information will be treated confidentially and callers can remain anonymous upon request. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at