For Immediate Release
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Up to $10,000 Reward for Information about Firearms Stolen in Henrico County, VA
Guns Stolen on Two Separate Occasions From the Same Business
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for two burglaries and the theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in the 4900 block of W. Broad Street.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020, a burglary was reported in the 4900 block of W. Broad Street in Henrico, Va. Ten days later on Wednesday, January 29 at 5:01 a.m., a second burglary was reported at the same location. Firearms were stolen during each burglary. Henrico County Police Division officers responded to each incident and have been working with Special Agents and Industry Operations Investigators from ATF Washington’s Richmond Field Office on this investigation.
Multiple unidentified suspects were caught on camera during the second incident and fled the scene in a white sedan. Surveillance images are attached to this release.
"Anyone who uses illegal means to obtain firearms is someone of serious concern for law enforcement,” said ATF Washington Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict. "Our mission and focus is on keeping communities safe and ensuring that law-abiding business owners can operate without fear of attacks on their livelihood. We will continue to work closely with our partners at the Henrico County Police Division and ask anyone in the community who may know something to please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators immediately. To provide tips to ATF, call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov. To provide tips to the Henrico County Police Division, call 804-501-5000 or you can submit anonymous tips via the P3TIPS app on your smartphone device.
Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit® app using ATF Washington Field Division as the location. It is available through the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and at www.reportit.com.