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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Contact: Contact: Special Agent Robert Schmidt, PIO-ATF

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Box Elder Firearms Theft

ST. PAUL, Minn — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Box Elder Trading Post, a federal firearm licensee (FFL) in Box Elder, South Dakota.

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 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 stop the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

Approximately 20 firearms were stolen between the evening of Sept. 8th and the morning of Sept. 9th at Box Elder Trading Post, 300 Box Elder Road, Box Elder, South Dakota.

ATF, the Box Elder Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the theft.

Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to:

Rapid City ATF Office at (605) 355-0018
Box Elder Police Department at (605) 394-2151


Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 394-6115

All calls will be kept confidential.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at



St. Paul Field Division