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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

November 8, 2013

www.atf.gov

Contact: Special Agent Steven Bartholomew

(215) 446-7808

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information on Home Invasion

Armed Gunmen invade Hatfield Township Residence

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Essam Rabadi announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the armed home invasion in Hatfield Township on November 7th.

"Individuals who pursue a criminal path of armed robberies and home invasions threaten the safety of our communities. ATF is committed to investigating and removing those violent predators from our streets." said Rabadi. "We ask the public to provide any information that would aid investigators in identifying and arresting these violent home invaders responsible for the armed robbery that occurred at the Hatfield Township residence."

The joint investigation is being conducted by the ATF Violent Crime Task Force and the Hatfield Township Police Department. The armed robbery occurred yesterday, at approximately 6:00 a.m., at a residence on the 1400 block of Leas Way. It involved the theft of valuables, firearms, and a silver–colored, BMW 525i station wagon. The vehicle was recovered later in the evening, approximately 5:00 p.m., by the Philadelphia Police Department, on the 7900 block of Cedar Brook Avenue, Philadelphia.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the armed robbery.

Anyone having information about the incident is asked to call the ATF Hotline at 1–800–ATF–GUNS (1–800–283–4867) or email: ATFTips@atf.gov.

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