For Immediate Release
Up to $10,000 Reward For Information On Gun Store Burglary
ATF, Firearms Industry Working Birmingham Firearms Theft
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Sentinel Firearms (formerly ATI), a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $5000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. 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.
On August. 30, 2015, Sentinel Firearms, 906 40th Street, Birmingham, Ala., was burglarized and a total 12 firearms were reported stolen to the Birmingham Police Department.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).
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.