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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

New Orleans Field Division

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Contact: SSA/PIO Kevin Moran

ATF, NSSF Offers up to $10,000 Reward for Information on the Burglary and Theft of Firearms from a Local Gun Dealer

 

Houma, La. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division is offering a reward, along with 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 those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL), Top Dollar Pawn of Houma, located at 4859 Hwy 182, Houma, LA 704364.

On Sept. 2, 2018, unknown individuals forced entry into, burglarized the pawnshop, and stole numerous firearms from the business. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction with the stolen firearms. Special Agents from ATF New Orleans Group I are assisting the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office in this investigation.

ATF is offering a reward in the amount up to $5,000.00, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.00. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards 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.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should report it to: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at 1-985-532-4200 or ATF New Orleans at 504-841-7100 /1-800-ATF-GUNS

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. The app allows users to 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 www.atf.gov.

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Field Division: New Orleans Field Division