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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 4, 2018
Contact: George Huffman, Acting PIO

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Paducah Police Department and the Firearms Industry Seek the Public's Help in Firearms Theft from Cash Express Pawn

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Paducah 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 Cash Express Pawn, a federal firearms licensee. 


On April 15, 2018, unknown individual(s) burglarized Cash Express Pawn, located in Paducah, by forcibly gaining entry into store, breaking into several gun display cases, and stealing an undetermined number of firearms.    


ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,000, which will be matched by the NSSF.  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.  In addition to the reward offered by ATF and NSSF, Paducah Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for a total possible reward of $5,000.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867) or the Paducah Crime Stoppers at 270- 443-TELL (270-443-8355).  Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at or  Tips can be submitted using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting  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




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