For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary
ATF, Bowling Green Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public’s help in firearms theft from Dunham’s Sports
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Bowling Green Police Department, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Dunham’s Sports, a federal firearms licensee.
On April 14, 2018, an unknown black male burglarized Dunham’s Sports, located in Bowling Green, by entering the store, smashing the glass gun display case, and grabbing eight firearms. The unknown male ran from the store after the burglary.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of up to $4,000. The 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 firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the Bowling Green Crime Stoppers at (270) 781-CLUE (270-781-2583). Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, or through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted by using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. All tips will be kept confidential.
ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws. For more information about ATF and its programs go to www.atf.gov.