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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Public Information Officer Steve Blando
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 20, 2020

ATF, Firearms Industry Offer Up to $5,000 Reward for Information about Firearms Stolen in Chesapeake, VA

ATF, Chesapeake PD searching for multiple suspects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible, or the recovery of firearms from the theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee the 3300 block of South Military Highway in Chesapeake.

On April 18, 2020, at approximately 2:57 a.m. Chesapeake Police responded to a commercial alarm activation at Chesapeake Pawn and Gun. When police arrived on scene, they found evidence of forced entry into the business. No suspects were located at the scene. Upon further investigation, it was determined several firearms were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators immediately. To provide tips to ATF, call 888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or send an email to To provide tips to the Chesapeake Police Department, call their Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online at or on your smart phone app store P3tips.

Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit® app using ATF Washington Field Division as the location. It is available through the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and at

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


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