For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Contact: Suzanne Dabkowski
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Columbus Gun Story Burglary
Field Division: Columbus Field Division
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Gun Envy, located at 4110 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $10,000.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2017, two unknown individuals forcibly gained entry into the building, taking 26 handguns. ATF is working with the Columbus Division of Police to investigate the incident.
Anyone having information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). Individuals may also email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
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 retailers. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov or visit ATF on Twitter or Facebook.