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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Contact: Gerod King

ATF Offers a Reward in Firearm Theft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a $5,000, reward for information leading to the recovery of a firearm stolen from a Wilmington Police Department officer in Brunswick County, N.C.

On September 30, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) forcibly entered a parked Wilmington Police Department vehicle and stole a machinegun. The suspect(s) fled the scene afterwards. ATF and the Wilmington Police Department are investigating this crime.

Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit crimes such as this are held accountable.

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