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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Charlotte Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 20, 2015
Contact: Gerod King, Public Information Officer

ATF Offers Reward in Pineville Firearms Theft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – today announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from a Pineville, N.C. federal firearms licensee (FFL).

ATF is offering a reward in the amount of $5,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of $10,000.

This reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards 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.

On Nov. 18, 2015, approximately 1:30 a.m., unidentified suspects broke into The Range at Ballantyne, Inc., located at 315-4B South Polk Street, in Pineville, N.C. The individuals stole multiple firearms. The FFL burglary is being investigated by ATF and the Pineville Police Department.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). All calls will be kept confidential.

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Field Division: Charlotte Field Division