For Immediate Release
ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward of Up to $10,000 in Firearms Theft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an overnight burglary occurring in Monroe on Monday, May 11, 2020. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.
Shortly after 2 a.m. on Monday, multiple persons broke into Whitley Power Equipment, a federal firearms licensee, located at 4308 Pageland Hwy. Multiple firearms were stolen during the break-in.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt ® app, visiting www.reportit.com or by calling Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers at (704) 283-5600. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.
ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable. The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF. 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.
For more information about ATF go to www.atf.gov.