Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Louisville Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2011
Contact: George Huffman
Public Information Officer
ATF Offers $2,500 Reward in Gun Shop Burglary
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Special Agent in Charge Paul J. Vido of the Louisville Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Chief Rick Sanders, Jeffersontown Police Department, today announced that ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at 111 Gun Shop, a federal firearms licensee, in Jeffersontown. The burglary occurred on April 26.
Firearms theft from licensed gun dealers is a top priority for ATF. Experience shows us that these guns will likely end up being used in a crime. These guns in the hands of criminals endanger everyone’s safety. With this reward, it is ATF’s hope that someone will come forward with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible, said Vido.
ATF and the Jeffersontown Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible. Anyone with information is encouraged to call ATF at (502) 753-3450 or the Jeffersontown Police Department at (502) 267-0503. Callers can also call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.