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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Contact: Larry N. Priester, PIO

Reward Offered in Canton Firearms Burglary

CHEROKEE, Ga. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from Hi-Caliber Firearms, 101 Overlook Circle, Canton, GA. ATF is offering a reward of $2,500 which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward up to $5,000.

"We take this crime very seriously," said SAC Arthur Peralta. “Firearms trafficking is a serious offense which results in significant federal prison time for the person or persons responsible."

This burglary and theft of firearms occurred on November 28, 2018 in the early morning hours.  The firearms which were stolen pose a potential danger to citizens, communities, and our overall quality of life. ATF is soliciting the public’s assistance with any information that leads to those responsible for this crime.

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.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF Gun Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867).  Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in violent crimes involving firearms and regulation of the firearms industry. More information on ATF can be found at




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