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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Contact: Special Agent Gerod King

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Theft of Firearms from Rivertown Auction Guns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 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 the burglary of Rivertown Auction Guns, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), in Aynor, S.C.  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.

On November 25, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) forcibly entered Rivertown Auction Guns, located at 2705 Highway 501, Aynor, S.C.  The suspect(s) stole multiple firearms during the burglary and fled the scene afterwards.  ATF and the Horry County Police Department (HCPD) are investigating this crime.  

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the HCPD at 1-843-915-TIPS. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.  

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that 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 in which 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.

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