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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Field Division: 

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Contact: Special Agent Robert Schmidt, PIO-ATF

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Marshall 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 Borch’s Sporting Goods, a federal firearm licensee (FFL) in Marshall, Minn.

ATF is offering a $5,000 reward, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of $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.

The Marshall Police Department and the Marshall Area Crime Fund are offering an additional $2,000 reward.

Approximately 23 handguns, 3 long guns and 27 boxes of ammunition were stolen at approximately 4:24 a.m. on July 3 at Borch’s Sporting Goods, 1309 E. College Drive, Marshall, Minn.

ATF and the Marshall Police Department are investigating the theft.

Any information regarding this burglary should be reported to:

Sioux Falls ATF Office at (605) 782-8200 or

Marshall Police Department at (507) 537-7000

All calls will be kept confidential.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at

Field Division: St. Paul Field Division