For Immediate Release
ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Firearms Thefts
MOBILE, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mobile 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 of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Stone Arms Gun Shop; Parkway Pawn and Gun; and Roberts Gun Rack, all federal firearm licensees (FFLs). ATF is offering a reward in the amount of $ 1,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of $ 3,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF reward 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 May 3, Stone Arms Incorporated, 10160 Airport Blvd, Mobile, was burglarized where a total of seven firearms were reported stolen to the Mobile Police Department.
On June 16, Parkway Pawn and Gun, 2669 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, was burglarized where a total of 28 firearms were reported stolen to the Mobile Police Department.
On June 20, an attempted break in to Roberts Gun Rack, 7730 Old Shell Road, Mobile, was reported to the Mobile Police Department.
Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Mobile Police Department/Crime Stoppers at (251) 208-7000.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.