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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Contact: SA/PIO Matthew Fleming

ATF Seeks Public Help to ID Suspects in Buffalo Pawn Shop Burglary

NEW YORK – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Buffalo Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals in the photographs below who may have information regarding the theft of firearms from Metro Loan Pawnbrokers located at 42 Broadway in Buffalo. 

On Saturday between 11:30 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., a large group of unidentified individuals broke in to the Metro Loan Pawnbrokers located at 42 Broadway in Buffalo. During the course of the burglary, the suspects stole 12 firearms – nine shotguns and three rifles. One of the stolen firearms is an AR-15.

This burglary is being investigated by the Buffalo Police Department and ATF.

Buffalo Pawn Shop Burglary Suspects

Anyone with information about this case should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), the Buffalo Police Department tip line at (716)-847-2255, or Buffalo Police Detectives at (716) 851-4403. You can also contact ATF via email Tips may also be submitted to the ATF through the Reportit® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting All tips will remain confidential.

ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal laws are held accountable. ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal firearms laws. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at


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