For Immediate Release
ATF Offers $15K for Information on Location of Stolen Firearms
LOS ANGELES – Special Agent in Charge Bill McMullan of the Los Angeles Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced ATF is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information of the whereabouts of firearms stolen from a federal firearms licensee earlier this month.
A theft of 18 firearms from Turner’s Outdoorsman, 11336 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, California, occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday, May 1. All of the firearms stolen were handguns with Turner’s price tags on them. The guns may be in the San Diego area. A full list of firearms stolen are as follows:
- European American Armory model Windicator .38-caliber revolver, serial number 1568843
- Ruger model GP100-MC .357-caliber revolver, serial number 178-48838
- Ruger GP100 .44-caliber revolver, serial number 178-54469
- Ruger model GP100 .357-revolver, serial number 178-69879
- Heckler & Koch model USP40 .40-caliber pistol, serial number 22-114951
- Heckler & Koch model USP9 9 mm-caliber pistol, serial number 24-168237
- Heckler & Koch model USP45 .45-caliber pistol, serial number 29-103939
- CZ model 75B .40-caliber pistol, serial number C525075
- Smith & Wesson model M460XVR .460-caliber revolver, serial number DDE1135
- Smith & Wesson model M460XVR .460-caliber revolver, serial number DDF4777
- Smith & Wesson model M627 .357-caliber revolver, serial number DEB2991
- Smith & Wesson model M327 .357-caliber revolver, serial number DJN1149
- Smith & Wesson model M629 .44-caliber revolver, serial number DJS314
- Smith & Wesson model M686 .357-caliber revolver, serial number DJV2729
- Smith & Wesson model SD40VE .40-caliber pistol, serial number FZS1649
- Smith & Wesson model SD9VE 9 mm caliber pistol, serial number FZT6402
- Smith & Wesson model SD9VE 9 mm caliber pistol, serial number FZT6804
- Smith & Wesson model MP Shield .40-caliber pistol, serial number HXN6379
“Firearms theft from licensed gun dealers is one of the top priorities for ATF,” said McMullan. “Experience shows these guns will likely end up being used in a crime. These guns in the hands of criminals endanger everyone’s safety. With this reward, it is ATF’s hope someone will come forward with information that will lead to the recovery of these firearms.”
One individual in is custody in connection to the theft. However, ATF is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying where the stolen firearms are located. Anyone with information is encouraged to call ATF at (818) 291-7171. Callers can remain anonymous.
ATF is offering $10,000 and the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is offering $5,000 for a total reward up to $15,000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches up to $5,000 of 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.
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