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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 22, 2019
Contact: Jeff Nowakowski

ATF, NSSF offer reward for Clarksdale FFL robbery

CLARKSDALE, MS  — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division is offering up to a $5,000 reward, along with up to a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the robbery of Krosstown Trade & Pawn in Clarksdale, Miss., a federal firearms licensee (FFL).


The total reward of up to $10,000 is for cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.


On Feb. 20, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., multiple firearms, along with jewelry, were stolen during a robbery of Krosstown Trade & Pawn, 622 N. State St., Clarksdale, Miss.


Multiple suspects entered the store as one suspect engaged the FFL retailer in conversation as a distraction while the others started grabbing the firearms.  During the robbery, the FFL retailer was assaulted and suffered minor injuries. The suspects fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction.


The ATF Oxford Field Office, Clarksdale Police Department, and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) are jointly investigating this crime.  Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the ATF Office at 662-234-3751 or 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), by email , or through the ATF website at, or Clarksdale Police Department Crime Stoppers at 662-621-4636.


Anonymous tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® mobile app, available on both Google Play  and the Apple App Store , or by visiting With this app, users can confidentially submit tips involving firearms and violent crimes.


ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearms industry.  More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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