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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Contact: Suzanne Dabkowski, Public Information Officer

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Indianapolis Firearms Theft

INDIANAPOLIS – 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 burglary of Gander Mountain, a federal firearms licensee located in Indianapolis.

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.

In the early morning hours of July 19, 2016, several individuals drove a vehicle through the door of Gander Mountain, located at 5702 E. 86th Street, triggering the alarm. The suspects snatched 11 long guns before fleeing the scene. The incident was recorded on video, which is being evaluated by law enforcement at this time. ATF and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are working jointly to investigate this crime.

Anyone having information about this burglary should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317- 262-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

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.

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