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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

Nashville Field Division

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Contact: Michael Knight

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF, MPD and the Firearms Industry Seek Public’s Help in Montgomery Firearms Theft

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Montgomery 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 for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Patriot Gun Sales, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On March 10, 2016, Patriot Gun Sales, 3079 Wetumpka Highway, Montgomery, was burglarized and approximately 18 firearms were reported stolen to the Montgomery Police Department.

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

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Montgomery Police Department at (334) 215-STOP (7867) or 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


Field Division: Nashville Field Division