For Immediate Release
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Hazelwood, MO Firearms Theft
St. Louis- 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 Cabela’s, a federal firearms licensee located in the St. Louis Outlet Mall.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of $5,000.
In the early morning hours of Friday April 14, unknown suspects burglarized Cabela’s, located at 5555 Mill Creek Drive, stealing several firearms. Entry was made into the store when the suspects attempted to drive a U-Haul truck into the glass entrance. ATF, working with the Hazelwood Police Department is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips or texted to 63975 using the code ATFKC. Tips can also be submitted by using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
This 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 federally licensed retailers. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws. For more information about ATF and its programs go to www.atf.gov.