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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

St. Paul Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 8, 2016
Contact: Special Agent Martin Siebenaler, PIO-ATF

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Kratovil’s True Value Hardware Store Burglary

MARTIN, S.D. — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and the Martin Police Department are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the July 1, 2016, burglary of Kratovil’s True Value Hardware Store at 302 Main Street, Martin, S.D. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the recovery of the stolen firearms or the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

On July 1, 2016, at approximately 2 a.m., Martin Police Department officers were dispatched to the hardware store for the report of a broken front glass door and possible burglary. Investigators determined that nine firearms had been stolen from a display case within the store.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving this crime and are hopeful that the reward will provide additional leads in this investigation.

Anyone having information about the burglary should call the toll free ATF hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867), the Rapid City DCI tip line at 605-394-1884 or the Martin Police Department at 605-685-6765. Callers may remain anonymous.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over violent crimes involving firearms, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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Field Division: St. Paul Field Division