For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offer up to $5k Reward for Junction City Burglary
SEATTLE — 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 today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary of GunRunner Arms in Junction, City, Ore., on Jan. 23, in which seven rifles were stolen.
Two individuals drove a stolen pickup truck through the main entrance of the store about 4:30 a.m. and forced their way through the interior security gate, stealing seven rifles. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the burglary. None of the firearms have been recovered yet.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved, and the recovery of the firearms, and NSSF is matching the reward, bringing the total to up to $5,000.
“We believe these firearms are most likely still there in the area, and are a threat to the safety of the community until they are recovered, and the perpetrators are taken into custody,” explained Jonathan T. McPherson, ATF Seattle Field Division Special Agent in Charge. “We ask if that you know who took part in this brazen burglary, or know where any of the firearms are, you call ATF or your local law enforcement agency. You can also submit a tip online or via email.”
Anyone with information about the persons responsible and/or information leading to the recovery of the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips.
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. More information about ATF and its programs are available at www.atf.gov.