For Immediate Release
ATF and Firearms Industry Offer $5,000 Reward in Stockton Firearms Theft
SACRAMENTO, Calif.– The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Genecco Gun Works Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL).
ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000.
This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
On October 22, 2018, around 3:00 AM, an unknown suspect (or suspects) burglarized Genecco Gun Works, located at 10512 Lower Sacramento Road, Stockton, CA. The suspect(s) drove a vehicle through the front gate and into the front of the building. The suspect(s) stole 23 handguns and 1 rifle before fleeing the scene in the vehicle. ATF and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the burglary.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-(800)-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (209)-468-4505 or visit www.reportit.com or through the mobile “reportit” app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. All calls will remain confidential.