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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Contact: Stephanie Collins

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 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 of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Papa’s Guns, Ammo & Archery, a federal firearms licensee.

On May 3, 2021, between the morning hours of 2:00 and 5:30 a.m., unknown suspects burglarized Papa’s Guns, Ammo & Archery located in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. The suspects broke in through a front entrance and stole approximately 18 firearms. Still pictures of suspects believed to be involved in the theft are attached. 
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), the Louisville Field Division at (502) 753-3505, or the Oldham County Police Department at (502) 222-1300. Information can also be sent to, or through ATF’s website at Tips can also be submitted by using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting (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


Louisville Field Division