For Immediate Release
ATF, NSSF Offer Reward for Prairie Grove FFL Burglary
Prairie Grove, Ark. —The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward, along with a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, for a total of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the burglary of Prairie Grove Hardware, a federal firearms licensee (FFL).
On Feb. 15, 2019, at approximately 3:08 am, Prairie Grove Hardware located at 106 W. Buchanan Street, Prairie Grove AR 72753 was burglarized. Three unknown subjects broke into the business and stole multiple firearms. At approximately 4:40 am, the three subjects along with a fourth subject re-entered the business and stole additional firearms.
The ATF Fort Smith Satellite Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s office, and the Prairie Grove Police Department are jointly investigating these crimes. Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the ATF Office at 501-324-6181 or 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), by email ATFTips@atf.gov , or through the ATF website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips, the Washington County Sheriff’s office at 479-444-5720, or the Prairie Grove Police Department at 479-846-3270.
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 www.reportit.com. With this app, users can confidentially submit tips involving firearms and violent crimes.
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. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
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 www.atf.gov.