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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 19, 2019
Contact: Michael Boyer, Public Information Officer

ATF, Portsmouth Crime Line and NSSF Offer of Up to $6,000 for Information in the Cash Money Pawn and Gun Firearms Burglary

Portsmouth, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Portsmouth Crime Line and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary of Cash Money Pawn and Gun, a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Portsmouth, Va.  ATF and the NSSF are each offering a reward of up to $2,500, and Portsmouth Crime Line is offering a reward of $1,000 for a total reward of $6,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

On June 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., three unidentified suspects drove a stolen vehicle through the front of Cash Money Pawn and Gun, a federal firearms licensee (FFL), located at 5015 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA, and stole numerous firearms.  ATF is working with the Portsmouth Police Department on this investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email or contact ATF through it’s website at  Tips may also be submitted to ATF by using the ReportIt app, or by visiting  You may also provide information by contacting the Portsmouth Crime Line via their free Mobile APP (P3 Tips) from any smart device or at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

ATF, along with its law enforcement partners, are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those that commit violent crimes such as these will be held accountable.  The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF, in which the NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from FFL retailers.  ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms. 

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