For Immediate Release
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in North Royalton, Ohio Firearms Theft
CLEVELAND – 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 Accurate Arms and Ammunition, a federal firearms licensee located in North Royalton, 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 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, several individuals burglarized the business, located at 6834 Bunker Rd., North Royalton, Ohio, and stole seven long guns. ATF is working with the North Royalton Police Department to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), 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. All calls and tips 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.