For Immediate Release
ATF Offers Reward for Missing Firearms from Compton's City Hall Vault
COMPTON, Calif. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Los Angeles Field Division announced today a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stolen firearms from the Compton City Hall vault.
Approximately 31 firearms being stored in a vault at the old Compton City Hall, 600 N. Alameda St., have gone missing. It is believed the firearms were stolen between March 6 and Aug. 31, 2017.
The Compton City’s Administration maintained the Compton Police Department’s firearms in its vault after its police department was dismantled. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office (LASD) conducted an inventory of the firearms in March 2017. Compton’s City Council’s office determined LASD should take control of the firearms until a final adjudication was made on whether the Compton Police Department would be restored. The LASD transferred the firearms to its vault on Aug. 31, 2017 and discovered 23 Beretta .40-caliber pistols and eight Glock .40-caliber pistols were missing from the inventory.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by ATF. Anyone with information about the missing firearms is urged to call 1-800-ATF-GUNS or the local ATF Long Beach office at (818) 265-3760.