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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Whitney Cruse, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Monday, October 17, 2022

ATF and National Shooting Sports Foundation Offer $5K Reward in Ararat Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary

ARARAT, Va. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $2,500 in conjunction with National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) who is offering up to $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the burglary of the Rabbit Ridge Gun Shop located at 1251 Rabbit Ridge Road, Ararat, VA.

On September 22, unknown suspects forced entry into Rabbit Ridge Gun Shop where multiple firearms were stolen.

“ATF will collaborate with our partners by offering our investigative and analytical resources to ensure that the stolen firearms are recovered.,” ATF Washington Field Division acting Special Agent in Charge Christopher Amon said. “ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center will extend the resources needed to apprehend the individuals responsible for this criminal act. We call upon community members to provide any information that will assist us in locating and holding all involved accountable for this crime before they are used in a crime of violence.”

Photos below of suspects burglarizing Rabbit Ridge Gun Shop:

Two suspects in full face masks burglarizing a gun shop.

Two suspects in full face masks looking at items and burglarizing a gun shop.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888 -ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), or by contacting the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 222-0460 or call 911 if location is immediately known. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or P3Tips app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting or

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at Follow @ATFWashington on Twitter for more news about ATF’s work in Washington. D.C. and Virginia.


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