For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Contact: Suzanne Dabkowski
ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Springboro Gun Store Burglary
Columbus Field Division
Dayton, 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 Peabody Sports, a federal firearms licensee located at 30 Tahlequah Trail, Springboro, OH.
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.
At approximately 5:45 a.m. on July 16, two unknown individuals forcibly gained entry into the building triggering an alarm. Suspects were captured on video surveillance taking 31 handguns and one rifle. ATF is working with the Springboro Police Department 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. Callers 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.