For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offer Reward in Gun Store Burglary
ATF, Jones County SO, and the Firearms Industry Seek Public's Help in Firearms Theft from 84 West Express 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 $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons in the burglary of a gun store operator in Jones County, Mississippi earlier this month.
ATF New Orleans is offering a reward of up to $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF of up to $5,000, for a total reward of up to $10,000.
On January 1, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an unknown number of suspect(s) entered the 84 West Express LLC, a federal firearm licensee (FFL), at 5926 Highway 84 West, Ellisville, MS and removed multiple firearms from the store. The suspect(s) exited the store and fled in an unknown direction.
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 firearms retailers.
The ATF Gulfport Field Office and Jones County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating this crime. Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), the ATF Gulfport Field Office at 228-575-6501, or the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at 601-425-3147.
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.