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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Contact: Matthew Deasaro

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

ATF and Billings Police Department seek the Public’s Help in Firearms Theft from Shipton’s Big R

Billings, MT. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Billings Police Department are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Shipton’s Big R, a federal firearms licensee (FFL). 

On April 12th, 2021 Shipton’s Big R, located at 216 North 14th St., Billings, Montana was burglarized where 7 firearms were reported stolen to the Billings Police Department.  ATF Industry Operations Investigators responded to the FFL and conducted an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen.

Below are pictures of a person and vehicle of interest:


Left Image: Suspect in black hooded jacked wearing red pants. Right image: Black and white security image of a car turning right into parking lot.


Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the Billings Police Department at (406)657-8200.

Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

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


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