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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Suzanne Dabkowski
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

$5K Reward Offered in Bedford, Indiana Burglary

INDIANAPOLIS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation – the trade association for the firearms industry – are announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual) responsible for the burglary of Cosner’s Gun & Knife Shop, located at 2234 37th St., Bedford, IN. ATF and NSSF are jointly offering a potential total reward of up to $5,000.

In the early morning hours of January 11, several unknown suspects forced open the front of the business to gain entry and stole approximately 20 firearms before leaving the scene.

This burglary is being investigated by ATF’s Columbus Field Division jointly with the Bedford Police Department. Anyone having information about this incident should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Individuals may also email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting

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 retailers. ATF works closely with the members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.

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