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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Contact: Jan Kemp

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward Of Up To $5,000 For Information In The Virginia Dublin Pawn Firearms Burglary

DUBLIN, 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 Dublin Pawn, a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Dublin, 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 Nov. 24, 2018, at approximately 4:42 a.m., an unidentified male suspect broke into Dublin Pawn, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), located at 615 Broad Street, Dublin, VA, and stole five long guns. ATF is working with the Dublin Police Department on this 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 Dublin Police Department at 540-674-5167 and 540-980-7801.  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

Unidentified male suspect in dark clothing with a hood over his head walking into Dublin Pawn Shop

ATF, along with its law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those that commit violent crimes such as these will be held accountable.  The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF, in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from FFL retailers.  ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. 

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