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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release
Contact: John Ham, Public Information Officer
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Blue Springs, Missouri Police Department, today announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the March 2 theft of firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Blue Springs.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 2, an unknown suspect broke into Patriot Pawn & Guns, 1120 SW 7 Highway, stealing several firearms from the premises. Officers from the Blue Springs Police Department discovered that entry had been made through a window in the front of the store by what appears to be a sole, male burglar. A picture of the suspect is attached. Blue Springs Police and Agents from the Kansas City ATF office are investigating.

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information about this theft should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, contact ATF through its website at, or by texting ATFKC to 63975. Tips can also be submitted using the Reportit app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting Tipsters can remain anonymous.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction over violations of federal firearms laws and is responsible for regulating the firearms industry. For more information about ATF and its programs, go to and follow the Kansas City Field Division on Twitter @ATF Kansas City.


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