For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 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 Gun Runner, a federal firearms licensee.
On May 5, 2018, at approximately 1:05 am, two unknown suspects burglarized Gun Runner, located in Fairmont, WV. The suspects entered through a window, at the rear of the business. Once inside, they removed 67 handguns from the display cases, along with a quantity of ammunition. The burglars left the business and stole a 2013, GMC Sierra dually pick-up truck, black in color, belonging to Gun Runner. In the truck bed was a number of bins, containing various parts and components for radio-controlled airplanes. The stolen truck was recovered on May 11, 2018, in the 1700 block of Evarts Street, N.E., Washington D.C. No stolen items were recovered in the vehicle.
ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 which will be matched by the NSSF for a total possible reward of up to $5,000. 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 Clarksburg Field Office at (304) 842-9830. 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 (link is external). 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.