For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary
ATF, Firearms Industry Working Roebuck Firearms Theft
Roebuck, Ala.— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry - announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Scotts Jewelry and Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $2500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5000. This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearm industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
On August 23, 2015, the Scotts Jewelry and Pawn, 608 Springville Road, Birmingham, Ala., was burglarized and approximately 21 firearms were reported stolen to the Birmingham Police Department.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.