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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Denver Field Division

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Contact: Lisa Meiman

$5,000 Reward offered for Information on Cheyenne Pawn Shop Burglary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Cheyenne Police Department are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects responsible for burglarizing Marv’s Other Place pawn shop at 3543 E Lincolnway.

 

About 15 handguns and long guns, ammunition and jewelry were stolen by an unknown number of suspects sometime late Nov. 15 or early Nov. 16.

 

“We hope someone knows what happened that night and will come forward before the firearms are used in future crimes,” said ATF Denver Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Ron Humphries. “Having these firearms in the hands of criminals is a serious safety concern for the public and law enforcement.”

 

Stealing firearms from a federally licensed dealer and possessing stolen firearms are federal crimes punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

 

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800- ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or Cheyenne PD at 307-637-6578 or Silent Witness at 307-638-TIPS. People can also submit a tip through ATF’s new “reportit” app available at www.reportit.com and at Google Play and the Apple App Store. All tips are confidential and can be anonymous.

 

Stolen firearms in Wyoming

  • In 2015, 6,163 firearms were stolen from licensed gun dealers in the U.S.

  • That is an about 7 percent increase from 2014’s count of 5,719.

  • Wyoming ranked 46th in the nation in 2015 for lost and stolen firearms from licensed firearms dealers.

    • In 2015, 12 firearms were stolen from licensed firearms dealers.

    • In 2014, three firearms were stolen from licensed firearms dealers.

  • There are about 607 licensed firearms dealers (including pawn brokers) in Wyoming.

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

Contact:

Lisa Meiman                                         Dan Long
ATF Public Information Officer               Cheyenne PD Public Information Officer
Phone: 303-575-7611                             Phone: 307-637-6583
Cell: 303-565-9990                               
Cell: 307-214-0308

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About ATF
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a highly specialized agency within the Department of Justice whose main goal is preventing, interrupting and removing violent crime from American communities. ATF investigates and prosecutes crimes involving arson, explosives, alcohol and tobacco diversion and the illegal possession, use and trade of firearms. The Denver Field Division works with local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety organizations to combat violent crime in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.  For more information about ATF, visit www.atf.gov.
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