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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 22, 2024
Contact: Alan Gilmore, Special Agent and PIO, alan.gilmore@atf.gov

ATF, New Kensington Police Seek Public’s Help in Firearms Burglary

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the New Kensington Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from RC Firearms LLC, a federal firearm licensee.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 22, RC Firearms LLC, 404 Freeport Street, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, was burglarized and approximately 25 firearms were stolen. ATF and the New Kensington Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the individuals responsible for the crime.

ATF is offering a reward for up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF, in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

Two suspects caught by video surveillance camera

Two suspects caught by video surveillance camera

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or the New Kensington Police (724-339-7533). Information can also be emailed to ATFTips@atf.gov or submitted through the ATF Tips webpage. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store.

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating federal firearms licensee thefts. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov. Follow @ATFPhiladelphia on X (formerly Twitter) for more news about ATF’s work in Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia Field Division