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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

New York Field Division

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Contact: Matthew A. Fleming

ATF, NSSF Offer Rewards of Up to $10,000 for Information About Burglaries of The Gun Works of Central New York FFL and AX Tactical FFL

Syracuse, N.Y. -The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) have offered a combined reward of up to $5,000 (up to $2,500 from ATF and up to $2,500 from NSSF) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of firearms from each federally licensed firearms dealer.
 
(1) Sometime between the hours of 4:30a.m. and 5:30a.m. on July 27, 2018, an unknown person or persons burglarized The Gun Works of Central New York FFL located at 5378 State Route 31 in the town of Verona, NY and stole fourteen (14) handguns. An example of one of the stolen handguns is pictured below.
 
Image of the Gun Works of Central New York store located in Verona, New York   An image of a small hand gun similar to the one stolen from the Gun Works of Central New York FFL store.
 
(2) Sometime between the hours of 4:30a.m. and 5:30a.m. on July 26, 2018, an unknown person or persons burglarized AX Tactical FFL located at 4947 Commercial Drive, Yorkville, N.Y. and stole three (3) long guns. Examples of the stolen long guns are pictured below.
 
Image of the front of AX Tactical Firearms & Accessories   An image of the suspect carying firearms in their hand while clothed and covered from head to toe.  
Image of a small light colored sedan used during the crime.    Image of the firearms stolen from the AX Tactical Firearms & Accessories store.
 
The aforementioned investigations are being jointly conducted by the Town of Whitestown, NY Police Department, New York State Police - Troop D Oneida Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the ATF Syracuse Field Office.
 
Anyone with information about either burglary or the stolen firearms should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-GUNS (888-283-4867), the New York State Police at (315) 366-6000 or email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its web site at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the Reportit® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All tips will be kept confidential.
 
ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal laws are held accountable. ATF is the Federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the criminal and regulatory provisions of the Federal laws pertaining to destructive devices, explosives, and arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.
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