For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offer Reward in Gun Show Theft
ATF and the Firearms Industry Seek Public's Help in Firearms Theft from Arkansas FFL
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today announced a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons who participated in the theft of multiple firearms from a gun show in Little Rock, Arkansas.
ATF New Orleans is offering a reward of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF of up to $2,500, for a total reward of up to $5,000.
On January 3, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., two unidentified suspects allowed themselves to be locked inside the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, AR that was hosting a gun show and stole multiple firearms from several vendors, including a federal firearm licensee (FFL) from Hot Springs, AR.
The suspects exited the show and fled in an unknown direction.
The ATF New Orleans Little Rock Field Office and Little Rock Police Department are jointly investigating this crime. Agents from Industry Operations are also assisting. The investigation continues.
This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, and ATF in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearm retailers.
Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Little Rock Police Department at 501-371-4636.
Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.