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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Contact: Special Agent Gerod King

ATF Offers Reward in Police Vehicle Theft Investigations

Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Thief(s)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for multiple thefts from police vehicles.

Between Monday, Jul. 29, 2019 and Sunday, Aug. 04, 2019, five marked police vehicles parked in residential areas in Caldwell, Catawba and Burke Counties were broken into.  The suspect(s) stole multiple items to include weapons. 

These crimes are being investigated by the ATF, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Hickory Police Department, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with any information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477).  Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips may be submitted anonymously using the ReportIt ® app or by All tips will remain anonymous.  Additionally, information may be provided to the Hickory Police Department at 828-261-2625.   

ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as this are held accountable.

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