For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Robbery
ATF, Montgomery Police Department and the Firearms Industry Seek Public’s Help in Firearms Theft From City Pawn FFL
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, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from City Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).
On April 13, 2021, City Pawn FFL, 4501 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, Alabama, was robbed where approximately four firearms were reported stolen to the Montgomery Police Department. Five individuals went into the FFL where one attempted to purchase a firearm but could not produce an identification card. The individual then asked if one of the other individuals could purchase the firearm, which the owner denied the transaction. All of the individuals left the FFL and returned armed with a firearm and stole four firearms. There were no injuries reported during the robbery. ATF Industry Operations Investigators responded to the FFL and conducted an inventory to determine the exact number of firearms stolen.
ATF is offering the reward for the amount of up to $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 firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge, Mickey French. “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence will leverage investigative resources combined with community partnerships to recover the stolen firearms.”
Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or the Montgomery Police Department at (334) 625-4000.
Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearms industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.