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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Washington Field Division

For Immediate Release

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Contact: Justin Benagh

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, Firearms Industry Seeking the Public’s Help in TNT Outfitters Firearms Theft

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Appomattox County Sherriff’s 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 TNT Outfitters, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

ATF is offering the reward in the amount of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000.

On Jan. 10, 2016, the TNT Outfitters, 147 Dove Ln, Spout Springs, Va. was burglarized and a total of approximately 56 firearms were reported stolen to the Appomattox County Sherriff’s Department. Suspects were arrested, but the public’s help is sought to locate additional suspects and stolen firearms.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact ATF at (800) ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867).

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.

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.

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Field Division: Washington Field Division