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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Contact: Jan Kemp

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward of Up to $5,000 for Information in the Virginia CE Tactical Firearms Theft

SUFFOLK, Va. — 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 Virginia CE Tactical, a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Suffolk, Va.  ATF and the NSSF are each offering a reward of up to $2,500, for a total reward of $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
On Aug. 26, 2018, at approximately 4 a.m., possibly four, unknown suspects forcibly entered CE Tactical, located in the 1200 block of Holland Road, by driving a dark colored SUV through the front doors of the business.  Once inside, suspects stole 17 handguns.  ATF is coordinating with the Suffolk Police Department on the investigation. 
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email or contact ATF through it’s website at  Tips may also be submitted to ATF by using the ReportIt app, or by visiting  You may also provide information by contacting the Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website at and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at  You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887), option 5.  When submitting a tip, you will be given a TIP ID and password, and then you can log in at and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.
Washington Field Division