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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 7, 2017
Contact: John Ham, Public Information Officer

ATF, Laclede County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward in Fireworks Theft

Springfield-- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of display fireworks from Premier Pyrotechnics, a federal explosives licensee.

Between March 7 and March 20, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole display fireworks shells from the business, located in Richland, Mo. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000. If you know the location of these shells or find them, please do not handle. Contact authorities immediately.

Anyone with information about this theft should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662), email or contact ATF through its website, Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting You can also text the code ATFKC to 63975 and then follow the link to create a report. All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

ATF is the federal agency that regulates the explosive industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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