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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Contact: Amanda M. Hils

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer up to $10,000 Reward for Information about Theft of 13 Firearms

Thirteen Firearms Stolen from Hanover Armory

BALTIMORE – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Baltimore 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 those responsible for the theft of firearms from Hanover Armory, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), in Hanover, Md.
At approximately 6:19 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, four unidentified individuals burglarized Hanover Armory, located at 1327 Ashton Road. Approximately 13 firearms were stolen, including rifles and handguns. Surveillance images of two of the four suspects accompany this press release.
“The people responsible for this crime have victimized a local business and these stolen firearms threaten the safety of our communities. As ATF and our Anne Arundel County Police Department partners continue investigating, we are also seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone who may have information about these individuals or firearms should come forward as soon as possible,” said Daniel L. Board, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Baltimore Field Division.
The public can report information to ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to They can also send tips anonymously via the reportit® mobile app, available through, using the ATF Baltimore Field Division as the location.
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. This 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 is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at
Suspect 1 wearing a dark coat with a hood on. Suspect 2 with a light coat and hood on.


Image of suspect 2 with a light olored coat on and a scarf covering his face
Baltimore Field Division